Canadiens assign defenceman Karl Alzner to AHL

Montreal Canadiens' Karl Alzner (22) pokes the puck off the stick of Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 31, 2018. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

The Montreal Canadiens assigned defenceman Karl Alzner to the AHL’s Laval Rocket following Tuesday’s win over the Florida Panthers.

Alzner was a scratch for Montreal’s 5-1 victory over Florida. He is expected to return to the Canadiens Thursday and travel with the team to Columbus.

In nine games this season, the 30-year-old has one assist and two penalty minutes.

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