Forward Gabriel Dumont, who was called up from the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs on Saturday evening, will be in the lineup when the Canadiens face the New York Islanders Sunday night at the Bell Centre (6 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
Dumont, 23, is expected to take George Parros’s spot in the lineup. In 12 games with the Bulldogs this season, Dumont has four assists and is minus-4 with 20 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-10, 184-pounder has played in 13 career games with the Canadiens, including 10 last season, posting 1-2-3 totals.
The Canadiens held an optional skate Sunday morning in Brossard and Dumont was one of 16 players who took to the ice. Defenceman Greg Pateryn, who was also called up from Hamilton on Saturday, took part in the skate but won’t be in the lineup against the Islanders. Other players who took part in the morning skate were Tomas Plekanec, Brendan Gallagher, Parros, Alex Galchenyuk, Lars Eller, Daniel Briere, Travis Moen, Rene Bourque, Michael Bournival, David Desharnais, Josh Gorges, Raphael Diaz, P.K. Subban and Alexei Emelin.
Briere (concussion) and Emelin (knee) are close to returning to the lineup but won’t play Sunday night.
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