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Montreal Canadiens Acquire Defenceman Bryan Allen for Forward Rene Bourque

CANADIENS ACQUIRE BRYAN ALLEN FROM DUCKS IN EXCHANGE FOR RENE BOURQUE
Bourque had two goals, two assists in four games this season with Bulldogs

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release

(Photo by Getty Images)
(Photo by Getty Images)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have acquired defenceman Bryan Allen from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Rene Bourque.

Bourque had split this season to date between the Canadiens and Bulldogs. In 13 games with Montreal, the 6-2, 214-pound forward recorded two assists and six penalty minutes. In four games with Hamilton, he recorded four points (two goals, two assists) and four penalty minutes. In 573 career National Hockey League regular season games with the Canadiens, Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks, the Lac La Biche, Alta. native has recorded 278 points (142 goals, 136 assists) and 474 penalty minutes. In 83 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Bulldogs and Norfolk Admirals, the 32-year-old has recorded 64 points (35 goals, 29 assists) and 109 penalty minutes.

Allen has split this season between the Ducks and their AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. In six games with Anaheim, the 6-5, 223-pound defenceman recorded one assist and four penalty minutes. In two games with Norfolk, the Kingston, Ont. native recorded no points or penalty minutes. In 716 career NHL regular season games with the Ducks, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and Vancouver Canucks, the 34-year-old has recorded 135 points (29 goals, 106 assists) and 837 penalty minutes.

Also today, the Bulldogs assigned defenceman Bobby Shea to the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers. In two games with Hamilton this season, the 5-11, 195-pound defenceman has recorded 14 penalty minutes. In 31 career AHL regular season games with the Bulldogs and Rockford IceHogs, the Harrison Township, Mich. native has recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) and 98 penalty minutes.

The ‘Dogs will be back in action on Friday, Nov. 21 when they’ll host the Toronto Marlies at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 season tickets, flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com. Catch every Friday night home game live in high definition on Cable 14.

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Bourque, Tangradi in Lineup as Bulldogs Take on IceCaps

By Dale Lamontagne, Hamilton Bulldogs Correspondent, Bulldogs Hockey Report 

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HAMILTON, ONT — After losing back-to-back games to the Adirondack Flames last weekend, the Hamilton Bulldogs look to rebound with a two-game set in St. John’s against the IceCaps tonight and Friday.

The Bulldogs  have gone 4-6-2 thus far this season and have struggled to win at home, but are better on the road this year. The ‘Dogs are 3-2-0 on the road and have scored 16 goals, accumulating 6 points. While at home at the FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton has four points and a record of 1-4-2.

The IceCaps have struggled to string along wins this season, as they’re 3-8-4 on the young AHL season, and hold a 2-2-2 record on home ice.

The good news for the Bulldogs tonight, forward Eric Tangradi, who missed 7 games with injury is back in the lineup tonight, while Rene Bourque will make his Bulldogs’ debut tonight after being sent down earlier this week by the Montreal Canadiens.

According to Bulldogs play-by-play guy Matt Holmes, Christian Thomas and Jack Nevins will not play tonight as they’re out with injuries.

We will see goaltender Joey MacDonald in net for the Bulldogs tonight. MacDonald is 3-3-1 so far this season with a 2.70 GAA and a .897 SV%.

You can catch the game on AHLLive, or on the radio at AM 900 CHML.

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Bulldogs Farm Update: Roster Changes

By Dale Lamontagne, Hamilton Bulldogs Correspondent, Bulldogs Hockey Report
Twitter: @Dale_Bulldogs 

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HAMILTON, ONT — The Hamilton Bulldogs have some new faces on their team as they embark on a trip down East to Newfoundland.

The Montreal Canadiens have sent defenceman Jarred Tinordi down to the Bulldogs as newly acquired d-man Sergei Gonchar makes his way into the lineup. There is no point to sit Tinordi in the press-box when he could be playing 20+ minutes with the Bulldogs. We could see Tinordi and Nathan Beaulieu switch places throughout the next couple of months if the Habs back end stays healthy.

The Habs also made more roster changes this week, in the demotion of forward Rene BourqueBourque was placed on waivers earlier this week and was not claimed as was assigned to the Bulldogs.

Down in Hamilton, the Bulldogs signed forward Sahir Gill to a professional try out contract, once again. Gill has played eight games with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL this year scoring eight points (2 goals, 6 assists).

The Bulldogs took today to travel to St. John’s Newfoundland as they get ready for a two game set agiasnt the IceCaps on Thursday and Friday. I will have a game preview posted here on Thursday to get you set for the game.

The Bulldogs are back home on Sunday as they host the Rochester Americans.

Injury Updates

  • Jack Nevins: Lower-body injury, one week
  • Eric Tangradi: Lower-body, day-to-day
  • Christan Thomas: Upper-body, day-to-day

 

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Canadiens Recall Drayson Bowman from Bulldogs

By Dale Lamontagne, Hamilton Bulldogs Correspondent, Bulldogs Hockey Report

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HAMILTON, ONT — Just one day after sending Drayson Bowman back down to the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Montreal Canadiens have decided to recall the forward now that Rene Bourque cleared waivers and has joined the Bulldogs.

Bourque was assigned to Hamilton this afternoon after the Canadiens put him on waivers yesterday. No team took the gamble on the veteran forward, so he will play in the AHL for the foreseeable future.

A Bowman-for-Bourque swap is smart for the Habs because they save cap now that Bourque is in the AHL.

Bowman will act as Montreal’s extra forward, and could slide into the lineup this week.

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Canadiens Assign Rene Bourque to Hamilton

CANADIENS ASSIGN RENE BOURQUE TO BULLDOGS
Veteran forward has recorded 278 points in 573 career NHL regular season games

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(Photo by Getty Images)

Hamilton Bulldogs press release

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have assigned forward Rene Bourque to the Bulldogs.

In 11 games with Montreal this season, Bourque has recorded two assists and six penalty minutes.

In 573 career National Hockey League regular season games with the Canadiens, Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks, the Lac La Biche, Alta. native has recorded 278 points (142 goals, 136 assists) and 474 penalty minutes. In 79 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Norfolk Admirals, the 32-year-old has recorded 60 points (33 goals, 27 assists) and 105 penalty minutes.

Undrafted, Bourque was originally signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks on July 29, 2004 following a four-year collegiate career with the University of Wisconsin Badgers. The 6-2, 214-pound forward was acquired by the Canadiens via trade with the Calgary Flames along with Patrick Holland and a 2013 second-round draft pick in exchange for Mike Cammalleri, Karri Ramo and a 2012 fifth-round pick on January 12, 2012.

The Bulldogs return to action on Thursday, Nov. 13 when they’ll visit the St. John’s IceCaps at Mile One Centre at 6 p.m. The ‘Dogs will be back at home on Sunday, Nov. 16 when they’ll host the Rochester Americans at FirstOntario Centre at 3 p.m.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 season tickets, flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com. Catch every Friday night home game live in high definition on Cable

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Canadiens Recall Tinordi, Assign Bowman to Bulldogs

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By Dale Lamontagne, Hamilton Bulldogs Correspondent, Bulldogs Hockey Report 

HAMILTON, ONT — After being recalled by the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Drayson Bowman has been sent back down to the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Jarred Tinordi, who was sent to Hamilton for the weekend set against the Adirondack Flames, has been recalled by the Habs.

Bowman, 25, is a veteran AHL forward who has six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in 11 games played with the Bulldogs this season. He will report to the team as soon as possible, and will join them for their trip down East as they face the St. John’s IceCaps this week.

Tinordi, 22, played two games with the Bulldogs this weekend, and provided a solid physical presence on the backend and was a -2 after registering one shot on goal.

Also, the Habs have placed Rene Bourque on waivers and if he does not clear by noon Monday, he will be assigned to the Bulldogs and that would be a big addition for the ‘Dogs, who would need to make adjustments to the roster in order to fit him in.

I will update.