MONTREAL– The Montreal Canadiens
announced Wednesday that centreman David Desharnais
has been called up from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs
. Desharnais will join the Canadiens today in Pittsburgh for tonight’s game against the Penguins.
Desharnais, 23, participated in his second training camp with the Canadiens last September. He played in three of the club’s seven preseason games, before being assigned to Hamilton on September 21. In seven games this season with the Bulldogs, the 5’07’’, 177 lbs forward recorded 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists), with 13 shots on goal and 10 penalty minutes. Desharnais missed the first 13 games of the season with a foot injury.
A native of Quebec City, Desharnais signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on November 5, 2008. He played in 77 games with the Bulldogs last season, ranking tied for second with 58 points (24 goals, 34 assists), while posting a +12 plus/minus differential, totalling 97 shots on goal and serving 8 penalty minutes.