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Poehling recalled from Laval, Kotkaniemi on IR

The American forward has three goals for five points in 13 games in the AHL this season

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens announced on Sunday that they've recalled forward Ryan Poehling from the AHL's Laval Rocket, and have placed forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi on injured reserve.

Poehling, 20, has three goals and five points in 13 games with the Rocket, the Canadiens' minor-league affiliate. The Lakeville, MN native scored a hat trick and the shootout winner in his NHL debut in April. Poehling will join the Canadiens at practice at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Monday.

Kotkaniemi, 19, has two goals and one assist in 12 games with the Canadiens this season. The Finnish forward is in his sophomore season with the Habs after recording 11 goals and 34 points in 79 games as a rookie. He was placed on IR due to a groin injury.

The Canadiens are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. in Brossard on Monday.

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