The Canadiens assigned 16 players to their Hamilton Bulldogs farm team training camp today. Among those headed for the minor league camp are forward Aaron Palushaj, who was prominent early in training sessions and defenseman Brendon Nash who scored the winning goal in last night’s 4-3 victory over Minnesota. 

Also re-assigned were first round draft choices Jarred Tinordi (sent to London of the OHL) and Louis Leblanc (to Montreal – QMJHL).

The Bulldogs open their training camp tomorrow in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Thirty-six players remain in camp including 4 goaltenders, 11 defensemen and 21 forwards. Five players are on the injury list; veterans Andrei Markov and Roman Hamrlik who are recovering from knee problems, Hunter Bishop (upper body), Ryan Russell (lower body) and Max Pacioretty who suffered an elbow injury in last night’s win over Minnesota.

Goaltender (1)

Robert Mayer

Defensemen (7)

Neil Petruic

Kyle Klubertanz

Brendon Nash

Frédéric St-Denis

David Urquhart

Sébastien Bisaillon

Marc-Antoine Desnoyers

Forwards(8)

Alexander Avtsin

James T. Wyman

Jimmy Bonneau

Andrew Conboy

Dany Massé

Olivier Fortier

Ian Schultz

Aaron Palushaj