Halak, Locke called up from Hamilton
MONTREAL – The Canadiens announced Tuesday that forward Corey Locke and goaltender Jaroslav Halak have been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. Both players will join the team today and will be available for tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The club also assigned forward Kyle Chipchura and goaltender Carey Price to Hamilton.
Locke, 23, leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 28 points in 34 games (12 goals, 16 assists) and posted a plus-6 rating. Locke was selected in the fourth round by Canadiens, 113th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Halak, 22, played one game with the Canadiens this season (Dec. 8 vs. Carolina). He played 19 games with Hamilton so far in 2007-08, posting a 9-7-2 record with two shutouts, a 2.26 goals-againts-average and a .922 save percentage.
Price posted a 9-7-0 record in 19 games with the Canadiens this season, averaging 2.90 goals for per game with a .907 save percentage.
Chipchura amassed 11 points (4 goals, 7 assists) in 36 games with the Canadiens this season.