Originally posted on PredsOnTheGlass  |  Last updated 2/27/12
According to TSN and multiple other sources, in an attempt to pick up some additional scoring, the Nashville Predators picked up Andrei Kostitsyn from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for their 2013 second round pick as well as the conditional fifth round pick that the Preds picked up in the Hal Gill trade.

The Predators have been looking to add additional scoring and there was little in the market available so it is a real gamble to re-unite brothers Andrei and Sergei who both had issues with the coaching staff and the media in Montreal.

To his credit, Sergei has been a model citizen in Nashville and has played up to his expected potential for the past 14 months. The Predators feel that they can work the same magic with Andrei who has 12 goals and 12 assists for a poor Habs team this season.

Andrei had his best season in his first full year in Montreal in 2007-08 when he scored 26 goals and added 27 assists in 78 games. In his career he has 99 goals and 111 assists in 379 games. He was a first round pick (10th overall) for Montreal in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

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Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass
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