Bobster's notes: Bouillon, Dandenault, Kostitsyn and Kovalev

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The Canadiens have recalled 21 year-old Andrei Kostitsyn (6' 0", 202) from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. There were rumors that Maxim Lapierre would be the call up. Kostitsyn has 8 points (1 G, 7 A) in 11 games so far this season with the Bulldogs. In 64 AHL games last season, Kostitsyn racked up 47 points (18 G, 29 A) and 76 penalty minutes. He also took part in 12 games with the Canadiens last season, managing only 3 points (1 G, 2 A).

Mathieu Dandenault practiced with the team on Sunday but will not be playing against Ottawa on Monday. If all goes well over the next few days, Dandenault will likely be in the lineup on Thursday against the Florida Panthers. If this is the case, there is no official word yet as to which of the current six defensemen will be scratched.

Francis Bouillon continues to skate in Montreal. Plans are for him to join the Habs on the current road trip to begin practicing with the team.

Alex Kovalev is playing with a bruised knee. The Canadiens coaching staff is beginning to worry about the injury, but Kovalev will continue to play for the time being.

It will come as no surprise to most fans that Cristobal Huet is scheduled to start against the Ottawa Senators Monday night at the Scotiabank Place. Game time is 7:30 p.m.