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Stewart called up, Kostitsyn assigned to Hamilton

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL  – The Canadiens announced Tuesday that forward Gregory Stewart has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. The team also announced that forward Sergei Kostitsyn has been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs. Stewart will join the club in Washington.

Stewart, 22, registered one point (one assist), posted a plus-1 rating and averaged 9:38 of ice time in three games this season with the Canadiens. The left-winger, who started the season in Hamilton, is sixth in the AHL this season with 170 penalty minutes. The Kitchener, Ontario native amassed 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) with a plus-8 rating in 51 games with the Bulldogs in 2008-09.

This season with the Canadiens, Sergei Kostitsyn, 21, scored 23 points (eight goals, 15 assists) and served 64 penalty minutes in 52 contests.

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