Bulldogs’ Russell sent to East Coast Cyclones

Hamilton Bulldogs’ forward Ryan Russell has been re-assigned to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League.

Russell, 20, has appeared in 25 American Hockey League games with Hamilton this season, notching two goals and an assist with a minus-6 rating and four penalty minutes. The 5-foot-10, 171-pound centreman made his league debut on Oct. 7, 2007 in Rochester versus the Americans, and tallied his first-career goal and point on Dec. 27 against the Manitoba Moose.

The native of Caroline, Alberta has also played three games with the Cyclones this season, registering an assist, six shots and a plus-1 rating.

The Bulldogs, last season’s Calder Cup champions, return to action at 7:30 p.m. on Friday (March 21) when they host the Toronto Marlies at Copps Coliseum.