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Canadiens recall Ryan Poehling, Christian Folin from Laval

American forward has six points in his last five games; Swedish defenseman played six games with the Rocket during a conditioning stint

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens recalled forward Ryan Poehling and defenseman Christian Folin from the AHL's Laval Rocket on Wednesday morning.

This is a second recall for Poehling after he played four games with the Canadiens from November 5-12, going pointless in that span.

The 20-year-old has 12 points (5G, 7A) in 26 games with the Rocket this season, and has doubled his season's production in his last five games alone.

Poehling scored a goal in a 6-3 loss at Springfield on November 30, and earned three assists in a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Monsters at Place Bell on December 4. He has also picked up a helper in each of his last two games.

The Lakeville, MN native made a splash in his NHL debut, scoring a hat trick and the shootout winner in the 2018-19 season finale against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre.

Video: Ryan Poehling rewatches his first NHL game

Poehling was the Canadiens' first-round pick (25th overall) in 2017.

For his part, Folin was assigned to Joel Bouchard's contingent for conditioning purposes on November 27.

The 28-year-old Swede played six games with the Rocket, and was held without a point.

Folin has appeared in five games with the Canadiens during the 2019-20 campaign, registering one assist and a plus-2 differential.

His last outing with the big club came on October 19 in St. Louis, and he served as a healthy scratch ever since.

Folin was acquired in February and signed a one-year, one-way contract on April 18.

Video: Christian Folin explains his tattoos

He has seven goals and 43 points in 233 career NHL games with Minnesota, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Montreal.

The Gothenburg native went undrafted.

The Canadiens also placed forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi on injured reserve on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old Finn suffered a concussion on December 5 during the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Bell Centre.

Video: Can the Habs spell K-O-T-K-A-N-I-E-M-I?

Kotkaniemi has three goals and five points in 22 games this season.

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