Tomas Plekanec and his linemates, Jaromir Jagr and Jiri Tlusty accounted for four goals in a 6-2 win over HC Mountfield at Budějovice Sunday.
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It is often said the Canadiens farm system has dried up, that the majority of the team’s future talent is only now emerging from junior hockey and still years away. If so, how was it that through their injury plagued season the Habs were able to bring eight players into their lineup who held rookie status?
Depth of talent is a Canadiens issue on both left and to a lesser extent on right wing. It is not a glaring problem at centre ice. where Desharnais, Plekanec and Eller hold the top three spots and there is large group of centremen who are in the wings waiting for their chance.
Max Pacioretty has been named the Canadiens Player of the Month for January ahead of linemates David Desharnais and Erik Cole. The team practiced at Brossard Wednesday before catching their flight to New Jersey. Andreas Engqvist was returned to Hamilton after another one game stint and Louis Leblanc has recalled and will be in uniform in Newark. In practice Wednesday, Ryan White again centred the fourth line with Mathieu Darche and Yannick Weber but is still needs conditioning before he makes his first start of the season. Andrei Markov skated solo for 20 minutes.
The Hamilton Bulldogs ended a two game losing streak with a 4-1 over the Toronto Marlies before over 6,700 fans at Copps Coliseum. Brian Willsie and Aaron Palushaj led the Bulldogs with a goal and an assist each. Also scoring were Aaron Palushaj and Philip DeSimone. The Bulldogs, with Nathan Lawson in goal, outshot Toronto 28-20.
With forwards Petteri Nokelainen and Travis Moen out with injuries, the Canadiens have recalled centre Andreas Engqvist from the Hamilton Bulldogs. Engqvist got the call in Cleveland immediately following the Bulldogs 4-1 loss to the Lake Erie Monsters. Engqvist earlier played in eight games with the Canadiens this season.
Led by linemates Andreas Engqvist and Aaron Palushaj, the Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Toronto Marlies 4-1 at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto Saturday afternoon. Engqvist and Palushaj each had a goal and assist in the game. This was the second of three games the Bulldogs will play in a span of 43 hours this weekend. They host Oklahoma City Sunday afternoon at 3.00. Following a six game losing streak in early December, the Bulldogs have an 8-2-3 record.
Two more names were added to the Canadiens injury list last night against the Buffalo Sabres. Jaroslav Spacek appeared to re-injure his ribs and forward Andreas Engqvist suffered a lower body injury in the game’s second period. The Canadiens were already playing without Michael Cammalleri, Andrei Kostitsyn, Hal Gill and long term casualties Andrei Markov, Chris Campoli and Ryan White.
Former Canadiens first round draft pick Louis Leblanc made his professional hockey debut Thursday night as the Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Rochester Americans 3-2 in overtime at Copps Coliseum. Leblanc, centering a line with Andreas Engqvist and Andrew Conboy, assisted on the first two goals of the game and then scored the overtime winner as the Bulldogs beat the Americans for the third time this season.
Losers of five straight games, the Canadiens today traded for forward Petteri Nokelainen and defenseman Garrett Stafford from the Phoenix Coyotes, in return for forward BrockTrotter and a 7th-round draft pick in 2012. Nokelainen reports to the Canadiens, Stafford will head for Hamilton. The Canadiens also recalled forward Michael Blunden from Hamilton and returned Andreas Engqvist and Aaron Palushaj to the Bulldogs.