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Montreal Canadiens Media Release

MONTREAL – The Canadiens recalled defenseman Brett Lernout from the St. John’s IceCaps on an emergency basis.

In 71 games in the American Hockey League in 2016-17, Lernout notched three goals and added 13 assists for a total of 16 points. The 6-foot-4 blue-liner also collected 61 penalty minutes and posted a plus-5 rating.

The Canadiens’ third-round choice, 73rd overall, from the 2014 NHL Draft suited up for one game with the Habs last season.