MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Tuesday that forward Andrei Kostitsyn has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
Kostitsyn, 22, a 6-foot, 202-pound right-winger, has played in six games with the Canadiens this season. He collected one assist, on February 22 in Nashville, and has totaled 12 shots on goal.
With the Bulldogs this season, the Novopolotsk, Belarus native recorded 21 goals and 31 assists (21-31-52), with 50 penalty minutes and a +24 plus/minus rating in 50 games. When he was recalled, last February 22, he had collected at least one point in his last 11 games (9-11-20).