Engqvist comes back to the ’Dogs house

After a one-game appearance with the parent National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens, forward Andreas Engqvist has been returned to the Hamilton Bulldogs. Engqvist played in Wednesday’s (Jan. 25) win against the Detroit Red Wings but was held pointless.

The 24-year-old Engqvist has played in nine games for the Canadiens this season, recording four blocked shots and seven hits while averaging almost seven minutes of ice time per game. The six-foot-one, 201-pound centre has also played in 27 games with the American Hockey League’s Bulldogs this season, scoring 13 goals and adding 10 assists for 23 points.

The Stockholm, Sweden native has a team-leading plus-nine rating, registering 63 shots on goal. Five of his goals were scored on the power play.

Engqvist signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on July 13, 2009.

The Bulldogs will host the Toronto Marlies Friday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Copps Coliseum before returning to Quicken Loans Arena the following day for a 7:30 p.m. matchup against the Lake Erie Monsters.