Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks swap minor-league defencemen

Biron, 26, had 18 points (3-15) and a plus-7 rating in 24 games with Worcester of the AHL this season. He has 12 goals, 32 assists and 177 penalty minutes in 253 career NHL games with the Islanders, Tampa, Florida and Washington.

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Traverse, 32, had one goal, four assists and a plus-2 rating in 26 games with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs this season.

Biron will report to the Bulldogs.