Goaltender Al Montoya was traded to the Edmonton Oilers by the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. "It was something we thought we needed to provide our group a while ago," Edmonton coach Todd McLellan said. "It just doesn't happen overnight." Montoya has not played since Nov. 4 because of a concussion. He practiced with the Canadiens on Monday. "He'll join us, make the trip to [the Dallas Stars on Saturday], and I expect him to join our team there if everything goes well border-wise and weather-wise," McLellan said. "Obviously he's on [injured reserve], hasn't played for a little while, but he has been skating and we've been told he's healthy and awfully close to coming off (IR). So we'll make that call when we get down there, we'll introduce him to his new teammates."