The Canadiens and Lightning swapped goaltenders on Thursday, with Dustin Tokarski coming to Montreal and Cedrick Desjardins heading to Tampa Bay, Habs GM Marc Bergevin announced Thursday.
Tokarski, 23, played 33 games with the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) since the start of the 2012-13 season, and posted a 2.46 goals against average and .900 save percentage. The Saskatchewan-native had been with the Tampa Bay organization since being drafted in the fifth round in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
He has played seven games at the NHL level.
Desjardins had been with the Canadiens organization from 2006-10 before returning to Montreal on July 1, 2012.