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Canadiens Reassign Blunden to Bulldogs

February 1, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Hamilton Bulldogs News Release

MONTREAL, QUE - Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Canadiens have reassigned forward Mike Blunden to the Bulldogs.

Blunden, who has been recalled twice by the Canadiens this season, has played 37 games for the Bulldogs in 2012-2013 recording 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists) and 64 penalty minutes. Blunden, 26, played 39 games for the Canadiens in 2011-2012 and registered four points (two goals, two assists) and 27 penalty minutes. In 90 games over six seasons in the National Hockey League, the Toronto, Ontario native has amassed eight points (four goals, four assists) and 96 penalty minutes. In 17 games during the 2011-2012 season for the Bulldogs, the six-foot-four, 214-pound forward recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) and 26 penalty minutes. Blunden has played 294 games in the AHL and has totaled 142 points (62 goals, 80 assists) and 370 penalty minutes.

The Bulldogs' next game is against the Grand Rapids Griffins at Copps Coliseum tonight at 7:30 p.m. The game will air on Cable 14. All 'Dogs games will be broadcast on Hamilton's Funny 820 (AM 820). Fans can also listen to and watch all 'Dogs games on www.hamiltonbulldogs.com. Live coverage with the broadcast team of Play-By-Play Announcer Derek Wills (all home and away games) and Colour Commentator Al Craig (all home and select away games) will begin with the Pioneer Pre-Game Show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

For more information on how to join the Hamilton Bulldogs' team by becoming a season ticket holder, or for more information on Pioneer Flex Pack tickets or group tickets, call 905-529-8500 or 1-866-DOGS-TIX, e-mail ticketing@hamiltonbulldogs.com or visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com. 'Dogs single-game tickets are available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 905-529-8500 or 1-866-DOGS-TIX.

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