Friday, January 11, 2008

Habs Demote Locke; East All-Star Squad Named

The Montreal Canadiens have sent forward Corey Locke down to the Hamilton Bulldogs. Locke's demotion coincides with the return of Bryan Smolinski, who came off IR to play for the Habs last night in Boston.


The Eastern All-Star team was released today, one day after the release of the Western roster.

Le Bleu, Blanc et Rouge will be represented solely by starter Andrei Markov, who was voted in by the fans. Despite playing very well lately, Alex Kovalev was left off the roster. Also, despite being solid between the pipes, Cristobal Huet will not be heading to Atlanta, as the Eastern backups behind Brodeur are Rick DiPietro and Tomas Vokoun.

Fun fact: Andrei Markov garnered more votes than anyone except for Sidney Crosby on the East ballot, and Red Wings' skaters Henrik Zetterberg and Nicklas Lidstrom out West.

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