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Breaking: Habs recall a defenseman!

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The Montreal Canadiens have officially recalled 22-year-old defenseman Brett Lernout from their AHL club, the Laval Rocket. The news was announced just minutes after the Rocket's 5-2 win against the Syracuse Crunch.

The team confirmed the news on its official Twitter account. Lernout is going to join the team on Thursday in Calgary:

With Shea Weber's foot injury, the team only had six healthy blueliners. This means Lernout likely won't see any action, but will be ready to play if one of the team's d-men gets injured.

Lernout played a grand total of three games in the NHL: one in 2015-16 and two last season. He wasn't able to record a point.

More details to come.