Habs call up Kostitsyn from Hamilton
MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Tuesday that forward Andrei Kostitsyn has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
Kostitsyn, 20, was recalled on Dec. 1 and played in two games with the Canadiens, on Dec. 1 and Dec. 3, during which he was held pointless.
Kostitsyn has played in 27 of the Bulldogs' 29 games in 2005-06, collecting five goals and 12 assists and 26 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot, 200-pound right-winger, born in Novopolosk, Belarus, was the Canadiens first pick (10th overall) in 2003.