Hamilton Bulldogs defenseman Jarred Tinordi was a healthy scratch just minutes before Sunday afternoon’s game against the San Antonio Rampage after he got the news that the Canadiens called him up to join the hockey club at practice Monday morning in Brossard.
Tinordi gets the call and not Nathan Beaulieu who had been with the for all ten games before the Olympic break
Tinordi started the season with the Canadiens and played in six of the first eight games before being returned to their AFL affiliate.
Over the last three weeks he has been a dominant figure in the AHL, leading to the recent promotion.
Beaulieu meanwhile seemed to regress after he went back to Hamilton. In the Bell Centre game on Friday night against Binghamton and again Saturday night in Rochester he was guilty over overhandling and making bad decisions with the puck. That pattern followed in Sunday afternoon’s Bulldogs 3-1 win against San Antonio.
The Canadiens resume practice Monday in Brossard as they prepare for three post-Olympic games in four nights start ing with Detroit at the Bell Centre and Wednesday followed by a trip to Pittsburgh Thursday and a home game against Toronto Saturday.
From Canadiens Communications
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have recalled defenceman Jarred Tinordi from the Bulldogs.
Tinordi has split this season between Hamilton and Montreal. In 47 games with Hamilton, the 6’6”, 227-pound defenceman has recorded nine points (three goals, six assists) and 70 penalty minutes. In six games with Montreal, the Burnsville, Minnesota native has recorded no points and nine penalty minutes.
In 114 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Bulldogs, the 22-year-old has recorded 22 points (five goals, 17 assists) and 141 penalty minutes. In 14 career National Hockey League games with the Canadiens, he has recorded two assists and 11 penalty minutes.
Tinordi was selected by the Canadiens in the first round (22nd overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.