MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Monday that right winger Andrei Kostitsyn has been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
Kostitsyn, 22, was recalled by the Canadiens, for the second time this season, on Thursday February 22 and played in two games. He collected one assist, on February 22 in Nashville, totaled four shots on goal and posted a plus-1 differential. Between November 13 and 18, the Novopolotsk, Belarus native played in four games with the Canadiens, totaling eight shots on goal.
With the Bulldogs this season, the 6-foot-0, 202-pound forward recorded 21 goals and 31 assists (21-31-52), with 50 penalty minutes and a plus-24 rating in 50 games. When he was recalled, he had collected at least one point in his last 11 games (9-11-20).