Canadiens place Kotkaniemi on IR, recall Poehling from AHL Laval

Denis Gurianov scored two goals and the Dallas Stars cruised to the 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

The Montreal Canadiens have placed centre Jesperi Kotkaniemi on injured reserve while he recovers from a groin injury. Forward Ryan Poehling was recalled from the AHL’s Laval Rocket in a corresponding move.

Kotkaniemi, 19, missed Montreal’s last two games with the injury. In 12 games this season he has two goals and one assist.

Poehling, 20, has three goals and five points in 13 AHL games this season.

The Canadiens return home to play the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.

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