Canadiens’ White ineligible, removed from game

Montreal forward Ryan White was ruled ineligible and removed

from the Canadiens’ game against the Ottawa Senators in the first

period on Tuesday night.

White was recalled from Hamilton of the AHL earlier Tuesday, but

the Canadiens neglected to inform the NHL about the roster

move.

The rookie right winger played four shifts for a total of 3:13

before he was removed from the Canadiens’ 4-1 victory. Had the

Canadiens scored while White was on the ice, the goal would have

been voided.

“I was informed that he was ineligible to play, so we just

continued with 11 forwards,” Canadiens coach Jacques Martin

said.