Rookies Galchenyuk, Gallagher stick with Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien congratulates Alex Galchenyuk, left for his first NHL goal and teammate Brendan Gallagher for his assist on the goal as they face the Florida Panthers Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 in Montreal. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)
Published Monday, January 28, 2013 12:52PM EST
BROSSARD, Que. -- Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher are staying with the Montreal Canadiens.
Galchenyuk, 18, drafted third overall in June from the junior Sarnia Sting, has a goal and two assists in four NHL games.
Gallagher, 20, who started his first pro season with Hamilton of the AHL this season, scored his first NHL goal Sunday against New Jersey.
The two rookies were informed by management Monday that, for now at least, they will not be sent back to their former clubs They have looked sharp playing together on the team's third line with veteran Brandon Prust.