MONTREAL -- The Canadiens announced Thursday that forwards Kyle Chipchura and Gregory Stewart have been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
Stewart was recalled from the Bulldogs on December 15, 2008. In three games with the Canadiens this season, the left-winger scored one point (1 assist), posted a plus-1 rating and averaged 9:38 of ice-time per game. The 22-year-old started the season with the Bulldogs, collecting 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) with a plus-5 rating and 131 penalty minutes in 40 AHL games.
Chipchura, 24, was recalled from the Bulldogs on January 1, 2009. This season, the centerman collected two points (2 assists), served five penalty minutes with an average time on ice per game of 10:50 in eight contests with the Canadiens. Chipchura, the Bulldogs team captain, scored 21 points (10 goals, 11 assist) and posted a plus-15 rating in 25 AHL games in 2008-09.