News:Nathan Beaulieu was among eight players recalled by the Canadiens from AHL Hamilton, cjad.com reports.
Analysis: The others were goalies Robert Mayer and Dustin Tokarski, fellow blueliners Greg Pateryn and Jarred Tinordi, along with forwards Michael Bournival, Louis Leblanc and Petteri Nokelainen. The report notes that the players will continue to practice this week in Hamilton and will arrive in Montreal on Sunday to provide the Habs with some added reserves for the playoffs.
News:Nathan Beaulieu has been assigned to AHL Hamilton, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis:Nathan Beaulieu has played in six games this season with the Canadiens, tallying two assists and an impressive plus-5 rating. Beaulieu will return to the AHL where he has 28 points in 64 games as fellow defenseman Yannick Weber returns to the lineup.
News:Nathan Beaulieu had an assist and was plus-2 in 14 minutes of ice time Tuesday night in Montreal's loss to Washington.
Analysis: The rookie blueliner was called up from AHL Hamilton to replace Alexi Emelin, who is lost for the season with a knee injury. This is Nathan Beaulieu's second tour of duty with the Canadiens this season and he said knowing what to expect made life easier for him Tuesday.
News:Nathan Beaulieu has been recalled by the Canadiens, Renaud Lavoie of RDS.ca reports.
Analysis:Nathan Beaulieu, who has recorded 28 points and 56 PIMs in 64 games with AHL Hamilton in his first year as a pro, returns to the Habs with fellow blueliner Alexei Emelin having suffered an injury Saturday against the Bruins. In his previous stint with the big club, the 2011 first-rounder picked up an assist in two contests.
News:Nathan Beaulieu has been assigned to AHL Hamilton by the Canadiens.
Analysis: The promising blueliner will be back in time, but his demotion (for now) creates a roster spot for D-man Davis Drewiske, acquired by the Habs on Tuesday.
News:Nathan Beaulieu was credited with an assist Monday night, his first NHL point, in Montreal's 4-1 win over Carolina.
Analysis: He was playing in his second NHL game and was a plus-2 on the evening with one blocked shot in 15:17. The knock on Nathan Beaulieu is that he's too one-dimensional, an offensive-minded blue-liner who plays some defense, so the rookie was probably as happy with his plus-2 as the assist.
News:Nathan Beaulieu made his NHL debut Saturday night against the Rangers. He had one shot, one blocked shot and one hit in 17:17.
Analysis: He looked nervous, but saw a little time on the power play. He is a talented prospect, but his fantasy future lies several years in the future.
News: The Canadiens recalled Nathan Beaulieu from AHL Hamilton on Friday, Dave Stubbs on the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis:Nathan Beaulieu, the Canadiens' first-round pick in 2011, reached the AHL for the first time this season, but it did not take him long to advance to the top level. Beaulieu tallied 25 points (6G, 19A) in 62 games with Hamilton this season.