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NHL notebook: Stars deal former Penguins defenseman Gonchar to Canadiens

The Canadiens on Tuesday acquired defenseman Sergei Gonchar from the Stars for forward Travis Moen.

Gonchar missed the first 11 games of the season with a foot injury and has one assist in three games since his return.

The 40-year-old defenseman has 798 points (219 goals, 579 assists) in 1,256 regular-season games since making his NHL debut in 1994-95.

He also has played for the Capitals, Bruins, Penguins and Senators. Gonchar also represented Russia at four Olympic Games and won a Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2009.

Moen has yet to record a point in 10 games this season. He has 125 points (56 goals, 69 assists) in 690 regular-season games with the Canadiens, Sharks, Ducks and Blackhawks.

• Right wing Corey Perry, who was tied for the NHL lead in goals before Tuesday’s games, and defenseman Francois Beauchemin missed practice with the Ducks because of a viral gland infection. Perry and Beauchemin are being kept away from their teammates with their contagious condition. Both veterans are undergoing further medical tests. Perry has missed the Ducks’ past three games after falling seriously ill and requiring intravenous fluids from a local hospital last week.

• The Erie Otters said forward Connor McDavid, whom NHL.com rates as a potential top-two pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, is out indefinitely with a hand injury. He was taken to the dressing room midway through the second period Tuesday against the Mississauga Steelheads. McDavid, who had a goal and one assist in the game, was injured in a fight with Mississauga forward Bryson Cianfrone. The Erie Times-News reported McDavid will see a hand specialist Wednesday to determine the severity of the injury. McDavid has 16 goals and 35 assists in 18 games this season.

NBCsports.com reported the Devils placed forward Ryane Clowe (head injury) on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 6, and activated forward Martin Havlat off IR. Clowe has a history of concussions, but the Devils have not said if he has another. Havlat missed nine games with a lower body injury he suffered late in the Oct. 21 game against the Rangers.

— Wire reports


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