Maple Leafs acquire Plekanec in deal with Canadiens

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Elliott (37) looks for the puck as Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec (14) skates around the net in front of Andrew MacDonald during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 5-3. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

TORONTO (AP) The Maple Leafs acquired forwards Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Baun from the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Rinat Valiev, forward Kerby Rychel and a 2018 second-round draft pick Sunday.

Plekanec, 35, had six goals and 18 assists in 60 games with Montreal this season. The native of Kladno, Czech Republic, has played in 981 NHL regular-season games, with 232 goals and 373 assists.

Plekanec has also appeared in 87 playoff games, recording 16 goals and 33 assists. Montreal originally selected Plekanec in the third round, No. 71 overall, in the 2001 draft.

Baun, 25, played in 54 games with the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League, with four goals and 12 assists. The Toronto native has 19 goals and 40 assists in 171 AHL regular-season games.

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