Matt D’Agostini could be in the line-up for the Canadiens against Washington for his first action this year. His call-up is a precaution as both Alex Tanguay (stiff neck) and Alex Kovalev are ailing after Wednesday’s game in Detroit. Guy Carbonneau felt both had a good chance of playing after a day of therapy. Guillaume Latendresse has recovered from his injury and will be available if Carbonneau so chooses for Friday’s game.
Josh Gorges was also injured on Wednesday. He has a contusion on his left knee after blocking a shot.
Jaroslav Halak will get the start in net for Montreal. RDS reports that Jose Theodore will be in goal for Washington.
Canadiens call up D’Agostini
Nov 27, 2008, 7:30 PM EST
MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday night that forward Matt D’Agostini has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. He will join the team on Friday morning, and will attend the club’s practice at Verizon Center in Washington.D’Agostini, 22, leads the Bulldogs in scoring, and ranks third in the AHL with 25 points in 20 games (14 goals, 11 assists). He leads the club in goals (14), powerplay goals (5) and shots on goal (64). He also served 16 penalty minutes. D’Agostini (6-foot, 200 pounds), a right winger from Sault-Ste-Marie, Ontario was selected in the sixth round by the Canadiens, 190th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He played his first NHL game with the Canadiens during the 2007-08 season.
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