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Canadiens Assign Kyle Chipchura to Hamilton

Tuesday, Mar. 3rd, 2009

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens announced Tuesday that forward Kyle Chipchura was assigned to the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs.

Chipchura, 23, played 13 games with the Canadiens this season, collecting three points (3 assists), serving five penalty minutes with an average ice time of 10:50.

The 6-foot, 205-pound centreman leads the Hamilton Bulldogs (tied with Dan Jancevski) this season with a plus-18 rating. Chipchura also amassed 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) and served 29 penalty minutes in 33 games with the Canadiens’ affiliate club in 2008-09.

Chipchura, who acts as the Bulldogs' captain, was selected by the Canadiens in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

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