Forward John Scott, the most valuable player of the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, was recalled by the Montreal Canadiens from their American Hockey League affiliate in St. John's on Sunday.
The Canadiens (36-37-6, 78 points) are 13th in the Eastern Conference and face the Florida Panthers at Bell Centre on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; FS-F, RDS, SNE, NHL.TV).
Scott was voted as captain of the Pacific Division All-Stars as a member of the Arizona Coyotes before he was traded to the Canadiens and sent to the IceCaps. He scored twice in a 9-6 win against the Central Division to win MVP honors on Jan. 31 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Scott has five goals in 285 NHL games with the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks and Coyotes.
Forward Michael McCarron was assigned to St. John's.
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