Bulldogs report: Dec. 17, 2008
Enforcer Ryan Flinn was forced to miss out on Tuesday’s practice with a back issue but the veteran is expected to suit up for the weekend.
With the Canadiens plucking some the likes of Matt D'Agostini and Ben Maxwell from the farm, Hamilton has had to find its own help. First, the club called upon Olivier Latendresse. Guillaume’s older brother appeared in both of the Bulldogs’ games since being recalled but was held off the scoresheet in the two contests.
Don Lever got some more help for his depleted roster with recall of Thomas Beauregard from the Cincinnati Cyclones on Monday. The 22-year-old Montreal native, who was the Cyclones’ second-leading scorer when he got the call, will make his AHL debut when he takes to the ice in a Bulldogs sweater.
Marc Denis’ call up to Montreal has opened up a door for Cedrick Desjardins in Hamilton. Desjardins made 35 saves against the Toronto Marlies on Sunday to help his teammates secure a 2-1 win over their division rival, despite being outshot 36-16.
The Bulldogs remain in second place in the AHL’s North Division with 34 points courtesy of a 16-9-2-0 record, just two points shy of the division-leading Manitoba Moose. They’ll now hit the road for a pair of back-to-back contests just ahead of the Christmas break, visiting Manchester on Friday night and Hartford on Saturday.
Heather Engel is a writer for canadiens.com