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Montreal Canadiens recall Jesse Ylönen, Christian Dvorak will not practice

Another injury, another opportunity for a young player from Laval.

AHL: DEC 01 Texas Stars at Laval Rocket Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens have recalled forward Jesse Ylönen from the Laval Rocket on Wednesday, and they announced that Christian Dvorak will not practice after leaving Tuesday’s game early.

Ylönen played one NHL game at the end of last season. In 17 AHL games this season, he has four goals and 10 assists. He, along with Laurent Dauphin, has been one of the trusted sources of offence for the Rocket this season.

He joins Dauphin, Michael Pezzetta, and Ryan Poehling as forwards who started with the Rocket who are getting opportunities with the Canadiens due to their numerous injuries. Given the players who remain out, it is possible Ylönen will have an opportunity on a top line.

Dvorak has five goals and seven assists in 27 NHL games with the Canadiens this season.

The Rocket play the Manitoba Moose at Place Bell on Wednesday night. The Canadiens next game is Thursday when they host Chicago at the Bell Centre.