Another big night for Tomas Plekanec and his linemates Jaromir Jagr and Jiri Tlusty as Kladno beat Chomutov 7-2 Sunday night. Kladno goes to the European November schedule break in second place in the Czech Extraliga. Alex Galchenyuk adds three points to his total Sunday. Another 2012 Habs draft pick, Charles Hudon returns to Chicoutimi after missing six games. The Hamilton Bulldogs recall Joe Stejskal from Wheeling.
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Rookie defenseman Greg Pateryn suffered a fractured elbow in Friday night’s game against Rochester and will be out of the Hamilton Bulldogs lineup indefinitely.
Even those who don’t concern themselves with the Canadiens Hamilton farm team, might want to pay special attention this coming season as the organization brings in eight rookie pros from either the junior or college ranks, four of them defensemen with size and outstanding potential.
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?
While the Canadiens need to address depth issues in their goaltending, the future of the Canadiens defense is promising. Andrei Markov and Josh Gorges are the anchors of a defense that broke in two rookies last year – Alexei Emelin and Raphael Diaz last season. P.K. Subban and Yannick Weber were in their second seasons, Behind that, a very deep farm system.
The Canadiens acquired the rights to defenceman Greg Pateryn as part of the trade that sent the troublesome Mikhail Grabovski to Toronto three years ago. The Canadiens were prepared to wait for Pateryn who was completing his degree at the University of Michigan. With his college career ended, Wednesday the Canadiens finally got 6’2″ 212 lb. defender to signed to a two year dentry level contract effective the beginning of next season.