After losing 4-1 to the Senators Thursday night in Ottawa, the Canadiens announced on Friday morning that defenceman Greg Pateryn was being assigned to the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.
The 23-year-old has yet to dress for a game this season with the Canadiens. In six games with the Bulldogs, he had three goals and three assists. He was pointless in three games with the Canadiens last season.
The Canadiens suffered their fourth straight loss in Ottawa and have earned only one of a possible eight points during that span from a shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues. After Thursday’s action, the Canadiens were sitting in seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings with an 8-8-1 record.
Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said his team deserved a better fate against the Senators after outshooting Ottawa 34-24.
“I thought we dictated the game and got some great scoring chances but we couldn’t capitalize on it,” Therrien told reporters after the game. “I thought we deserved a better fate but that was a great team effort we saw tonight.”
The Canadiens were given the day off Friday. They will practise at 11 a.m. Saturday in Brossard in preparation for Sunday’s game against the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre (6 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
(Photo by Jean Levac/Ottawa Citizen)