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Canadiens call up Sergei Kostitsyn from the Hamilton Bulldogs

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
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Sergei Kostitsyn

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Monday that left winger Sergei Kostitsyn has been called up from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. Kostitsyn will join the Canadiens tonight in Montreal and will be at practice Tuesday at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.

Kostitsyn, 22, made his NHL debut on December 13, 2007 at Philadelphia. In 108 career games with the Canadiens, the 6’00’’, 210 lbs forward registered 50 points (17 goals, 33 assists), posted a +6 plus/minus differential and recorded 123 shots on goal, while serving 115 penalty minutes.

This season Kostitsyn recorded 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists) in 16 games with the Canadiens affiliate team in Hamilton. He added 20 shots on goal and two penalty minutes, while posting a +2 plus/minus differential.

Kostitsyn was the Canadiens’ sixth selection (seventh round, 200th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

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