MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens announced this morning they have recalled defenseman P.K. Subban from Hamilton of the American Hockey League, and it's likely he will make his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut in Game 6 against Washington Monday at Bell Centre (7 p.m. ET, VERSUS, TSN, RDS).
Subban played Sunday for Hamilton in its series-clinching 3-2 win against Manitoba in the North Division Semifinals of the Calder Cup playoffs. He had 2 assists and a minus-1 rating.
The Canadiens used their final recall on Subban, meaning they can not dip into Hamilton for another player as long as the Bulldogs still are playing in the Calder Cup Playoffs.
Montreal coach Jacques Martin could choose to dress seven defensemen Monday and have Subban primarily for the power play. He scored 11 of his 18 AHL goals this season on the power play.
Subban made his NHL debut Feb. 12, and had 2 points in two games. He finished third in scoring with the Bulldogs during the regular season and third among AHL defensemen with 53 points (18 goals, 35 assists) in 77 games. He also had a plus-46 rating, 188 shots on goal and 82 penalty minutes.
The Habs selected Subban No. 43 in the 2007 Entry Draft. He won gold with Canada at the World Junior Championship in 2008 and '09, and was selected to the tournament All-Star Team in 2009 after recording 9 points in six games.
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