Gabriel Dumont had a pretty good training Canadiens training camp but has had trouble translating it to his AHL season. He has also had injury issues including a concussion suffered in late February that kept him out of the Bulldogs lineup for six games. He has 13 goals, 9 assists in 55 games.
Including Nokelainen, Price and possibly Ryan White who is also showing concussion symptoms, the Canadiens could go into Tuesday’s game with ten regulars out with injury including LW-Travis Moen (IR-upper body-possible concussion); RW- Brian Gionta (IR-bicep surgery); D-Raphael Diaz (IR-groin); D-Yannick Weber (IR-knee), C-Scott Gomez (IR-concussion); LW-Mathieu Darche (IR-concussion); Tomas Kaberle (upper body). We’re told that Kaberle is closest to returning to the lineup.
The Bulldogs meanwhile, will use Peter Delmas in goal in their game at Oklahoma City Tuesday as the team completes it’s historic 12-game, four-week road trip. It will be Delmas’ second AHL start after spending most of his season with Wheeling of the ECHL. The Bulldogs reached down to the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Mississipi RiverKings 23 year old Scott Darling. He has been signed to an emergency Professional Try-Out contract as Mayer’s backup. Darling had a 15-17-1 record with a 2.92 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound native of Lemont, Illinois previously played for the University of Maine and the USHL’s Indiana Ice.