MONTREAL - The Canadiens assigned forward Michael McCarron to the AHL's St. John's IceCaps on Monday. He will join the team in Toronto for practice on Tuesday before they head to Syracuse for Game 3 of their first round playoff series.
The 22-year-old forward suited up for 31 games with the Habs this season, registering one goal and five points with the big club, in addition to racking up 44 penalty minutes. He played his first-career NHL playoff game on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
McCarron also saw action in 32 American Hockey League games, picking up seven goas and 12 assists for 19 points on the year.
The IceCaps will face the Syracuse Crunch in the third game of their opening round series on Wednesday, with the teams currently tied at one game apiece.