Blueliner Henry returns to Bulldogs roster

Alex Henry is back in Hamilton. The National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens have assigned the defenceman Alex Henry to the American Hockey League Bulldogs.

Henry, 28, played in three pre-season games with Montreal and accumulated 19 penalty minutes. Prior to being signed by the Canadiens as a free agent on July 38, Henry was part of the Nashville Predators organization. In 2007-08, the Elliot Lake, Ont., native, played in all 80 of the Milwaukee Admirals regular season games posting 16 points (three goals, 16 assists) with 142 penalty minutes.

The Edmonton Oilers third round, 67th overall, selection in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, also competed in six post-season games recording one assist along with 10 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound blueliner returns to the ‘Dogs for the first time since the 2001-02 campaign. Henry played three seasons with Hamilton from 1999 until 2002 where he registered seven goals and 18 assists along with 299 penalty minutes in 185 regular season games with the Bulldogs.

The ‘Dogs 2008-2009 home opener will take place Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. when they will battle the Hartford Wolf Pack at Copps Coliseum.