Michael Ryder is a Hab yet again.


The Montreal Canadiens acquired Ryder and a third-round draft pick in 2013 on Tuesday from the Dallas Stars for forward Erik Cole.


Ryder was selected  by Montreal in the eighth round 1998 entry draft. The native of Bonavista, N.L., had a career-high 63 points for the Habs in 2003-04. In 650 career games, Ryder has 203 goals and 207 assists.


Ryder had a career-high 35 goals for the Stars last season, along with 27 assists. He has six goals and eight assists in 19 games of the lockout shortened season.


Cole signed a four-year deal with the Canadiens on July 1, 2011, after spending nine seasons with Carolina and one with Edmonton.

He had 35 goals and 26 assists for the Canadiens last season, but has managed only six points in 19 game so far this year.


Ryder is expected to join his new (and a few old) teammates in Toronto on Wednesday and baring any unforseen difficulties he should be in the line up for the game against the Maple Leafs tomorrow night.

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