Mar 16, 2012; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Montreal Canadiens centre Louis Leblanc (71) chases a rebound following a shot on Ottawa Senators goalie Ben Bishop (30) in the first period at Scotiabank Place. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Canadiens Assign Leblanc and St. Pierre to Hamilton


Oct 29, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens center Louis Leblanc (71) misses a shot on goal against Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) as defenseman Brenden Dillon (4) defends during the third period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have reassigned forwards Louis Leblanc and Martin St. Pierre back to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Berge

vin announced today the Canadiens have assigned forwards Louis Leblanc and Martin St. Pierre to the Bulldogs.

Leblanc, 22, has appeared in five games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, recording no points and two penalty minutes. In seven games with Hamilton this season, he has recorded six points (four goals, two assists) and six penalty minutes. Before being recalled to Montreal, Leblanc had registered six points (four goals, two assists) on a three-game point streak with Hamilton. Last season, in 62 regular season games with the Bulldogs, the 6’0”, 190-pound forward recorded 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) and 53 penalty minutes. The Pointe-Claire, Quebec native was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round (18th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

St. Pierre, 30, has appeared in one game with the Montreal Canadiens this season, recording no points and no penalty minutes. In seven games with Hamilton this season, he has recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) and 12 penalty minutes. The Bulldogs Captain is currently tied for the team lead in points with defenceman Magnus Nygren and before being recalled to Montreal, had registered eight points (three goals, five assists) on a six-game point streak with Hamilton. The undrafted native of Ottawa, Ontario is a veteran of 523 career AHL games, in which he has recorded 536 points (154 goals, 382 assists) and 521 penalty minutes.

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With these moves complete it looks as though Travis Moen will be healthy enough to return and David Desharnais will be re-inserted in the lineup Thursday when the Habs play the Senators.

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