Canadiens call up Lapierre, O'Byrne

Wednesday, 12.5.2007 / 9:57 AM ET / News
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Canadiens call up Lapierre, O\'Byrne

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens announced Wednesday that forward Maxim Lapierre and defenseman Ryan O’Byrne have been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. The Club also assigned forward Mikhaïl Grabovski to Hamilton.

Lapierre, 22, ranks second in scoring with the Bulldogs with 14 points in 19 games (7 goals, 7 assists). He posted a plus-2 rating and registered 63 penalty minutes.

O’Byrne, 23, collected 8 points in 18 games with Hamilton (2 goals, 6 assists). He posted a plus-4 rating and registered 43 penalty minutes.

Grabovski, 23, played in 12 games with the Canadiens this season. He recorded two points (one goal, one assist).