The Dallas Stars have made a last-second move to send forward Brandon Saads back to his former team.
Stars general manager Jim Nill announced the trade with the Montreal Canadiens on Monday.
Saads, 22, was traded by the Dallas Stars in a three-team trade on Feb. 23.
He was a healthy scratch the first two games and then was sent back to Houston.
Saades is tied for the AHL lead with 16 goals in 34 games this season.
He has two assists in five games since returning.
Nill said in the team’s release Monday that the club hopes to have Saads in the lineup again next week.