Canadiens recall forward Nikita Scherbak from AHL

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Montreal Canadiens left wing Nikita Scherbak (38) tries to break away from Florida Panthers centre Vincent Trocheck (21). (Paul Chiasson/CP)

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens recalled forward Nikita Scherbak from the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League on Friday.

Scherbak, a 2014 first round draft pick, has seven goals and 30 points in 24 AHL games this season.

He played twice for Montreal early in the season without recording a point before suffering a knee injury.

He will be available for afternoon games at the Bell Centre on Saturday against Anaheim and on Sunday against Ottawa.

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