Andreas Engqvist filled the role of fourth line checking forward in his earlier eight game stint with the Canadiens. As a result he averaged just over six minutes a game and did not record a point. When he was returned to the Bulldogs, head coach Clement Jodoin immediately put him on the Bulldogs top line with Aaron Palushaj and Engqvist started to show an offensive side to his game. In 23 games he scored 13 goals and 10 assists while maintaining a team leading plus-9 rating. With the injuries to Travis Moen and Petteri Nokelainen he gets another shot when the Canadiens play the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday night.
From the Canadiens Communications Department
MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Tuesday evening that forward Andreas Engqvist has been recalled from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. Engqvist participated in Tuesday’s game against the Lake Erie Monsters.
Assigned to the Bulldogs on December 5 the 6’01’’ and 201 lbs centre ranks second on the Bulldogs in scoring with 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 27 games this season. Five of his goals were scored on the powerplay. Engqvist registered 63 shots on goal and displays a team-leading +9 plus/minus differential.
In eight games with the Canadiens this season, Engqvist, 24, maintained a +1 plus/minus differential, recorded four blocked shots and five hits, while averaging 6:24 of ice time per game.
The Stockholm-born forward Engqvist signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on July 13, 2009