CALGARY -- The Canadiens announced on Wednesday that defenseman Brett Lernout has been called up from the AHL's Laval Rocket. Lernout will join the Habs in Calgary on Thursday.
In 30 games with the Rocket this season, the 22-year-old has registered one goal an three assists with a plus-7 differential and 20 penalty minutes.
A third-round pick -- 73rd overall -- from the 2014 NHL Draft, Lernout gets his third call-up from the big club on Wednesday. The Winnipeg, MB native has played three career NHL games, but was held off the scoresheet on each occasion.
With Shea Weber out indefinitely with a foot injury, Lernout joins the Canadiens as a seventh healthy D-man