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Montreal Canadiens send forward Sergei Kostitsyn to AHL Hamilton

MONTREAL – It looks like Sergei Kostitsyn will start the season in the American Hockey League.

The Montreal Canadiens assigned the winger to their farm club in Hamilton on Sunday afternoon. Kostitsyn split time between the teams during the last two seasons.

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The 22-year-old has appeared in 108 career NHL games with the Canadiens, scoring 17 goals and 50 points.

Montreal opens the regular season on Thursday night in Toronto. The team still has 28 players in training camp.