Cote, Kostitsyn and Murray assigned to Hamilton
MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Saturday that forwards Garth Murray and Andrei Kostitsyn, as well as defenseman Jean-Philippe CÃ´tÃ©Ã© have been returned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
Murray, 23, was recalled by the Canadiens before Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Kings to replace Radek Bonk, out with a groin injury.
Kostitsyn, 20, played in his first two NHL games, on Thursday, Dec. 1 against the Buffalo Sabres and on Saturday against the Kings. His call-up became necessary when captain Saku Koivu injured a groin.
CÃ´tÃ©Ã©, 23, played in the Canadiens' last three contests, including his first NHL game on Tuesday, Nov. 29 in