Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk, the third pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, will remain with the team for the remainder of the 2012-13 season.
Galchenyuk had his best game of the season Sunday with a pair of assists in the Canadiens' 4-3 overtime win against the New Jersey Devils.
In four games, Galchenyuk has a goal and two assists, and is tied for the team lead with a plus-2 rating.
The Canadiens had five games to decide if Galchenyuk would remain with the team or be returned to his junior team, the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. Once a junior-eligible player skates in his sixth game, it starts the clock on the first season of his three-year, entry-level deal.