White’s conditioning stint seems to have worked

Ryan White

The Montreal Canadiens have recalled forwards Ryan White and Ian Schultz from the Hamilton Bulldogs. Both players will be practising with the National Hockey League Canadiens on Monday, and will be available for that night’s home game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

White, 23, played his first games of the season in a conditioning stint with the American Hockey League Bulldogs after recovering from a sports hernia sustained during Montreal’s training camp. The 6-foot, 188-pound forward registered five points (four goals, one assist) in four games. In 43 career regular season games in the NHL, White has registered seven points (two goals, five assists), 117 hits and 54 penalty minutes. The native of Brandon, Manitoba played 33 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the 2010-2011 season, recording 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in the regular season, and eight points (two goals, six assists) in 13 post-season games.

Schultz, 22, has played in 36 games for the Bulldogs this season, recording 13 points (three goals, 10 assists), 83 penalty minutes, and a plus-3 plus/minus rating. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Calgary native suited up for 45 games with the Bulldogs in 2010-11, registering four points (three goals, one assist) and 49 penalty minutes in the regular season, and two goals in 15 post-season games.