With Alex Galchenyuk out for at least a couple of weeks and Lars Eller fighting off a tough flu bug, the Canadiens have recalled 6’4″ 215 lb. right wnger Mike Blunden from the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Blunden has had a good year in Hamilton. He shares the team lead with 18 goals in 66 games and is third in scoring with 36 points. He was up earlier with the Canadiens, playing in six goals without registering a point.
From Canadiens Communications
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have recalled forward Mike Blunden from the Bulldogs.
Blunden has split this season between Hamilton and Montreal. In 66 games with Hamilton, the 6’4”, 214-pound defenceman has recorded 36 points (18 goals, 18 assists) and 79 penalty minutes. In six games with Montreal, the Toronto, Ontario native has recorded no points and five penalty minutes.
In 377 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Norfolk Admirals, Rockford IceHogs, Syracuse Crunch, Springfield Falcons and Bulldogs, the 27-year-old has recorded 186 points (83 goals, 103 assists) and 461 penalty minutes. In 101 career National Hockey League games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Canadiens, he has recorded eight points (four goals, four assists) and 105 penalty minutes.
Blunden was originally selected by the Blackhawks in the second round (43rd overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.