Weber, Stewart assigned to Hamilton

Thursday, 23.04.2009 / 2:33 PM / moves
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Weber, Stewart assigned to Hamilton
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MONTREAL – The Canadiens announced Thursday that defenseman Yannick Weber and
forward Gregory Stewart have been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

Weber, recalled by the Canadiens on April 8, recorded two points (one goal, one assist) and averaged 13:36 of ice time in three playoff games this season with the Canadiens. The Morges, Switzerland native also posted one point and served two penalty minutes in three regular-season games.

In his first season in professional hockey, Weber led all Bulldogs defensemen with 44 points (16 goals and 28 assists) in 68 regular-season games, with a plus-12 rating and 42 penalty minutes before joining the Canadiens. Weber, 20, was a starter for Team PlanetUsa at the 2009 AHL All-Star game and was voted to the AHL All-Rookie Team for the 2008-09 season.

Gregory Stewart collected one point (one assist) and served 32 penalty minutes in 20 regular-season contests with the Canadiens in 2008-09. The 22-year-old also took part in two playoff contests with Montreal.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound left-winger led the Hamilton Bulldogs this season with 170 penalty minutes and recorded 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists) in 51 AHL games.

Weber and Stewart will join the Hamilton Bulldogs for Game 5 of their playoff series against the Griffins, on Friday, April 24 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.