The Montreal Canadiens have re-assigned forward Connor Crisp from the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League to the Brampton Beast of the East Coast Hockey League.
The forward has been a healthy scratch for the majority of the season, only playing two games with the IceCaps so far, earning no points.
With 14 forwards currently on the team (16 last week with Carr and Andrighetto), Crisp found himself the odd-man out on the depth chart, with Head Coach Sylvain Lefebvre preferring David Broll as a fourth line option over Crisp.
Drafted in the third round of the 2013 draft, Crisp missed the majority of last season dealing with concussion issues, but he seemed to have recovered this season, and actually played really well in preseason action for the IceCaps. This following a 2014-15 rookie season also mired in injury.
In Brampton he will join fellow Canadiens picks Dalton Thrower and Zachary Fucale, as well as AHL contracted players Mathieu Corderre-Gagnon and Yannick Veilleux. In his third professional season in the Canadiens organization, Crisp has yet to play in the ECHL.
This move follows a couple of recent moves by the IceCaps, signing defenceman Julien Brouillette to a PTO on November 3rd and releasing defenceman Jeremie Blain from his AHL contract on Tuesday.