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MONTREAL — Michael Ryder is a Hab once again.
The Montreal Canadiens have acquired Ryder and a third-round draft pick in 2013 from Dallas for forward Erik Cole. 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 so far this year. Ryder was drafted in the eighth round by Montreal in 1998.
The native of Bonavista had a career-high 63 points for the Habs in 2003-04. In 650 career games, Ryder has 203 goals and 207 assists.
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 managed just six points in 19 game so far this year.