O'Byrne assigned to Hamilton
MONTREAL – The Canadiens announced Thursday that defenseman Ryan O’Byrne has been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
The 23-year-old rookie played 11 games with the Canadiens this season, scoring two points (2 assists) while delivering 20 hits and blocking 18 shots.
O’Byrne was named to the 2008 Canadian AHL All-Star team but a hand injury, suffered on December 28, 2007 against the Panthers in Florida, prevented him from taking part in the AHL All-Star Game.
O’Byrne will join the Bulldogs Friday in Hamilton.