Michael Ryder is excited to be back with the Canadiens.
He was traded from the Stars for Erik Cole on Tuesday night. "I didn't expect what happened to happen," Ryder said. "This is my first time being traded, so it's new to me, but I'm excited to be back. This is where I was drafted and started in the NHL." Ryder had two 30-goal seasons in four years with Montreal earlier in his career.