Kostitsyn reports to AHL; Habs promise trade

October 6, 2009, 1:24 AM

BY WEB STAFF

sportsnet.ca

Disgruntled Montreal Canadiens winger Sergei Kostitsyn has agreed to report to the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs.

As a part of the agreement, sources tell Sportsnet, the Canadiens will try to move him to a new NHL team.

Kostitsyn split time between the two clubs during the last few years, but refused to report to the AHL just before the puck dropped on the new NHL season.

The 22-year old has played in 108 career NHL games with the Canadiens, scoring 17 goals and 50 points. Sergei’s older brother, Andrei, remains with the big club and has played in both of Montreal’s overtime victories this season.

The native of Novopolotsk, USSR (now Belarus) was drafted by the Habs in the seventh round (200th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

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