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.
James T. Wyman