Both Travis Moen and Yannick Weber were out of the Canadiens lineup in Toronto Saturday. Also Tomas Plekanec was slew footed by the Leafs Mikhail Grabovski and left the ice briefly with what appeared to be a sore right ankle. He finished the game and there’s no indication whether the injury is serious.
In any case, Ryan White’s five game rehabilitation stint lasted four games in which he scored four goals and an assist and was given a major and game misconduct during a fight against the Toronto Marlies on Saturday. White scored both goals in a 2-0 shutout win over the Texas Stars on Sunday.
Ian Schultz, also a right winger, is a tough guy who came to the Canadiens as part of the Lars Eller deal that sent Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues.
From the Canadiens Publicity Department
MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Sunday night that right wingers Ryan White and Ian Schultz have been recalled from the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs. Both players will be at the Canadiens’ morning skate Monday, and will be available for the night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Assigned to the Bulldogs last February 6 for conditioning purposes, White notched five points (4 goals, 1 assist) in four games with Hamilton this season. He recorded 10 shots on goal, 26 penalty minutes and maintained a +2 plus/minus differential. The 23-year old forward has yet to play a game with the Canadiens in 2011-12 due to a sports hernia suffered during the team’s training camp, last September.
The 6’00’’, 188 lbs forward entered his third NHL season in 2011-12. In 43 career regular season games White has registered seven points (2 goals, 5 assists), 117 hits and 54 penalty minutes.
A native of Brandon, Manitoba, White was the Canadiens’ fourth pick (third round, 66th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Schultz produced 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists) in 36 games with Hamilton this season. The 22-year old forward added 56 shots on goal, 83 penalty minutes and displayed a +3 plus/minus differential.
In 81 career games with the Bulldogs in the AHL, Schultz posted 17 points (6 goals, 11 assists). The 6’02’’, 201 lbs forward added 132 penalty minutes. Schultz played with Calgary in the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 2006-07 to 2009-10, collecting 127 points (55 goals, 72 assists) and 405 penalty minutes in 196 games.
A Calgary-native Schultz was acquired from the St. Louis Blues with Lars Eller in return for Jaroslav Halak, on June 17, 2010.