Canadiens recall forward Rem Pitlick from AHL Laval

Montreal Canadiens' Rem Pitlick, center, celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers. (Matt Slocum/AP)

The Montreal Canadiens have recalled forward Rem Pitlick from the AHL’s Laval Rocket, the NHL team announced Wednesday.

The Canadiens are short at forward with Jonathan Drouin out four-to-six weeks and Joel Armia also sat out Tuesday’s loss to the New Jersey Devils, both with upper-body injuries.

Pitlick has no points in seven games with the Canadiens this season and three assists in three games with Laval.

The Canadiens claimed the 25-year-old Pitlick on waivers from the Minnesota Wild in January.

Montreal is in Columbus on Thursday to face the Blue Jackets.

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