A rash of injuries at the Canadiens Hamilton farm club forced two moves Thursday to bolster their lineup for a weekend schedule that includes three games in three nights.
The Bulldogs recalled centre Ben Duffy from the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL and signed Scott Zurevinski to a 25 game professional try out contract. Zurevinski is a 6’3” 215 pound forward who has played with Wheeling the last two seasons.
The Bulldogs have four forwards out with injuries including rookie centre Sven Andrighetto, left winger Justin Courtnall and right wingers Stefan Fournier and Steve Quailer.
The Bulldogs will play in Cleveland against the Lake Erie Monsters Friday night, in Toronto Saturday and then host Lake Erie on Sunday.
From Canadiens Communications
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevinannounced today the Bulldogs have recalled forward Ben Duffy from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers and have signed forward Scott Zurevinski to a 25-game professional try out contract.
Duffy has split the 2013-2014 season between Hamilton and Wheeling. In 13 games with Hamilton, the Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia native has recorded two assists and no penalty minutes. In three games with Wheeling, the 5’10”, 177-pound forward has recorded three points (two goals, one assist) and no penalty minutes. The 21-year-old spent the 2012-2013 season with the Prince Edward Island Rocket of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 68 regular season games, he recorded 110 points (39 goals, 71 assists) and four penalty minutes. He was signed to a one-year contract by the Bulldogs on July 11, 2013.
Zurevinski has spent the entire 2013-2014 season to date with Wheeling. In 16 games, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native has recorded six points (three goals, three assists) and 26 penalty minutes. In 49 games with Wheeling last season, the 6’3”, 215-pound forward recorded 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) and 46 penalty minutes. In eight career American Hockey League games, the 25-year-old has recorded no points and 11 penalty minutes.