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Habs call up O'Byrne

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – TheCanadiens announced Sunday that defenseman Ryan O’Byrne has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

The 23-year-old rookie played 11 games with the Canadiens this season, scoring two points (2 assists) while delivering 20 hits and blocking 18 shots. He was assigned to Hamilton on February 7 after missing 16 games due to a hand injury suffered on December 28 in Florida. With Hamilton, O’Byrne registered eight points in 20 games (2 goals, 6 assists), a +3 and 49 penalty minutes.

O’Byrne will join the Canadiens tonight in Tampa Bay.
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