Canucks send defenceman Raphael Diaz to Rangers for fifth-round pick
Toronto Maple Leafs' James van Riemsdyk (left) celebrates his goal with teammates Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel (centre) as Vancouver Canucks defenceman Raphael Diaz (24) skates away during third period NHL action in Toronto on Saturday February 8, 2014. (Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:41PM EST
VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Canucks have sent defenceman Raphael Diaz to the New York Rangers for a fifth-round pick.
A source confirmed the deal to The Canadian Press.
Diaz came to Vancouver last month in a trade with Montreal that sent right winger Dale Weise to the Canadiens.
He played just six games with the Canucks, scoring a goal and adding an assist.
In 134 games with Montreal and Vancouver, the native of Zurich has five goals, 33 assists and 48 penalty minutes.