With the return of Saku Koivu to the Habs' line-up as well as the imminent return of Christopher Higgins in the near future, the Montreal Canadiens have just announced that they have re-assigned Kyle Chipchura and Gregory Stewart to the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Stewart was recalled from the Bulldogs on December 15, 2008. In three games with the Canadiens this season, the left-winger scored one point (1 assist), posted a plus-1 rating and averaged 9:38 of ice-time per game. The 22-year-old started the season with the Bulldogs, collecting 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) with a plus-5 rating and 131 penalty minutes in 40 AHL games.
Chipchura, 24, was recalled from the Bulldogs on January 1, 2009. This season, the centerman collected two points (2 assists), served five penalty minutes with an average time on ice per game of 10:50 in eight contests with the Canadiens. Chipchura, the Bulldogs team captain, scored 21 points (10 goals, 11 assist) and posted a plus-15 rating in 25 AHL games in 2008-09.