After sending down Mark Barberio earlier today, the Montreal Canadiens have also assigned Charles Hudon to the American Hockey League.
Les Canadiens ont cédé aujourd'hui l’attaquant Charles Hudon aux IceCaps / Canadiens assigned forward Charles Hudon to St. John's today.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) December 7, 2016
Hudon, who was injured on November 25 with a cracked sternum has been skating with Nathan Beaulieu after not going with the team on their road trip. The injury happened right before the team left for Detroit.
With the injuries happening around the team, it wouldn’t surprise me that Hudon is being sent down to play some games in the AHL before coming back up, unless the injuries to Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais are not as serious as first feared.
UPDATE: Hudon is expected to play in St. John’s’ weekend series versus the Springfield Thnderbirds.
#Habs: Charles Hudon devrait jouer vendredi et samedi avec les IceCaps à St-John’s contre les Thunderbirds de Springfield— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) December 8, 2016
Hudon has nine goals and five assists in 14 games in the AHL this season. He played three games with the Habs this year and has two assists. He has four assists in six career NHL games.
There is still no word on the severity of the injuries to Galchenyuk and Desharnais.