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Canadiens call up Nicolas Deslauriers from Laval

The 26-year-old forward has three goals and five points for the Rocket so far this season

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens called up forward Nicolas Deslauriers from the AHL's Laval Rocket on Wednesday night.

The announcement came just minutes after the Rocket's 5-4 win over the Utica Comets at Place Bell.

The 26-year-old left-winger has three goals and five points in 14 games for Sylvain Lefebvre's squad so far this season, along with a plus-6 differential and 16 penalty minutes.

The Canadiens acquired his services in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres back on October 4.

A native of LaSalle, QC, Deslauriers has 12 goals and 30 points in 211 career NHL games, all with Buffalo.

He was a third-round selection of the Los Angeles Kings, 84th overall, back in 2009.

On Tuesday night, the Canadiens announced that forward Artturi Lehkonen was sidelined indefinitely with a lower-body injury.

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