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After healthy scratch, Tinordi sent down by Montreal

Oct 23, 2013, 11:24 AM EST

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Jarred Tinordi‘s bright start to his NHL career just got a little darker.

Tinordi, Montreal’s 21-year-old rookie defenseman, was sent down to AHL Hamilton on Wednesday, the day after being made a healthy scratch for the Habs’ 4-3 loss to Edmonton.

A 6-foot-6, 227-pounder with a nasty streak, Tinordi made an impression in training camp and early this season by dishing out big hits. He played a career-high 16:42 in a 3-2 loss to Calgary on Oct. 9 and dressed for both games prior to the Edmonton loss — a 2-1 loss to Nashville and a 5-3 win over Columbus.

But on Tuesday, Habs head coach Michel Therrien sent Tinordi a message.

“We want him to bring the intensity he did at training camp,” Therrien explained. “He’s not doing that right now.”

Tinordi’s demotion means Nathan Beaulieu will stick with the Habs — for now — and likely be in the lineup when they host Anaheim on Thursday. Beaulieu played 11:26 against the Oilers, blocking three shots.

 

  1. hockey412 - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    They just played their 9th, isn’t just more of a contract issue? Of course, if he was a healthy scratch it sounds like the right thing to do anyway…

    • joey4id - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      To be honest, he hasn’t been playing very well. He’s lost a lot of one on one battles. A little development in the AHL will do him a lot of good.

  2. jpelle82 - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    parros and prust on IR, tinordi going back down…who’s gonna be their tough guy? i hear george laraque needs a job.

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