In the second period of Tuesday’s game against Lake Erie, Aaron Palushaj suffered what appeared to be an injury to either his right arm or shoulder.  He played through it but the problem may be the reason the Bulldogs recalled centre Olivier Fortier from Orlando of the ECHL.

He joins the team in Chicago where the Bulldogs will play the Wolves Thursday night.

From the Bulldogs Communications Department

HAMILTON, ONT – Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Club has recalled centre Olivier Fortier from the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL.

Fortier, 23, has played 23 games this season for the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL recording 19 points (9 goals, 10 assist) and ranks second on the team in goals and points.  Fortier has played 106 regular season games over parts of three seasons from 2010-2012 with the Hamilton Bulldogs registering 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) and 46 penalty minutes.  In 2010-2011, the 5’11”, 181-pound centre tied for third on the ‘Dogs in rookie scoring with 20 points while ranking second in goals scored by a rookie with nine.  The native of Quebec City, Quebec played four seasons from 2005-2009 with the Drummondville Voltigeurs and the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League notching 161 points (65 goals, 96 assists) and 107 penalty minutes in 205 regular seasons games. Fortier was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round, 65th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.