MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens announced Monday that defenseman Ryan O’Byrne has been recalled from the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.
O’Byrne, assigned to the Bulldogs on February 16, 2008, scored six points (one goal, five assists), posted a plus-9 rating and served 35 penalty minutes in 18 games this season with Hamilton. The 6-foot-6, 228-pound blueliner played in 29 games with the Canadiens this season. He collected three points (three assists) and 29 penalty minutes.
O'Byrne, 24, was a Canadiens third-round selection, 79th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.