"Diaz, 28, had 11 assists and was third on the team with 100 blocked shots while averaging 18:53 of ice time per game in 46 games, but had been a healthy scratch for seven straight games. He will play for Switzerland at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
An undrafted free agent who signed with the Canadiens in September 2012, Diaz had four goals and 41 points in 128 NHL games. He is in the final season of a two-year, $2.45 million contract and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in July.
Weise, 25, has three goals and nine assists while averaging 7:45 of ice time in 44 games. "A young veteran with 162 games of experience at the NHL level, Dale Weise is a winger with a physical style of play who brings additional toughness and grit to our group of forwards," Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said in a release."
Change of scenery trade ? Looks like Bergevin wanted to get something for pending free agent Diaz.
Hey that is one less Smurf!