Habs return Palushaj to Bulldogs

Forward Aaron Palushaj has been re-assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Palushaj, 22, has played in 15 games this season for the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens and was pointless with seven shots, a -2 plus / minus rating while averaging about six and a half minutes of ice time per game.

The 5-foot-11, 187-pound forward has played in seven games with the American Hockey League’s Bulldogs this season, recording eight points (one goal, seven assists), 20 shots, a -3 plus / minus rating and 10 penalty minutes. Palushaj competed in 68 games with the ’Dogs in 2010-11, posting 57 points (22 goals, 35 assists). The native of Livonia, Michigan also played in three games with the Habs last season, going pointless.

The Bulldogs continue their home stay on Tuesday (Dec. 6) at 7:30 p.m. when they face the Adirondack Phantoms at Copps Coliseum.