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Danis called up from Hamilton

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens


MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Tuesday that goaltender Yann Danis has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. He will join the Canadiens on Wednesday.

Danis, 24, has played in 32 games with the Bulldogs in 2005-06, with a record of 14-14-2, a 2.88 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage . On February 1, 2006, Danis earned co-MVP honors, along with netminder Wade Flaherty, at the American Hockey League All-Star Game, after stopping 12 of the 13 shots he faced in the second period.

Danis, a native of Lafontaine, Quebec, has played in six games with the Canadiens in 2005-06, posting a 3-2-0 record, a 2.69 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage. On October 12, 2005 in Atlanta, Danis became the 16th goaltender in NHL history, and the third with the Canadiens, to register a shutout in his very first game in the National Hockey League.

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