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Canadiens recall forward Kerby Rychel from the Laval Rocket

The 23-year-old left-winger boasts eight goals and 12 points in 14 games since joining the Rocket in late February

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

PITTSBURGH - The Canadiens recalled forward Kerby Rychel from the AHL's Laval Rocket on Friday afternoon.

The 23-year-old will join Claude Julien's troops in Pittsburgh, where they'll battle the Penguins on Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena.

Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 25, the Torrance, CA native has registered eight goals and 12 points in 14 games with the Canadiens' AHL affiliate.

He also appeared in 55 games with the AHL's Toronto Marlies this season, scoring 10 goals and collecting 30 points in 55 games.

Rychel was the 19th overall pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

He has appeared 37 career NHL games - all with Columbus - putting up two goals and 12 points.

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