MONTREAL– The Montreal Canadiens announced today that defenseman Mathieu Carle has been called up from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.
Carle, 22, played in 11 games this season with the Bulldogs. He registered 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists), with a +2 rating and 10 penalty minutes.
The 6’00’’, 203 lbs defenseman participated in his fourth training camp with the Canadiens last September. He played in four of the club’s seven preseason games, before being assigned to the Bulldogs on September 29.
Carle played in 59 games with the Bulldogs in 2008-09. He registered 29 points (7 goals, 22 assists), posted a +10 plus/minus differential and totalled 43 penalty minutes.
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