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Tampa Bay Lightning recall forward Charles Hudon from Syracuse Crunch

The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Charles Hudon from the Syracuse Crunch to the taxi squad today, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced Tuesday.

Hudon, 5-foot-10, 190 pounds, has played in 26 games with the Crunch this season, recording 11 goals and 22 points, along with seven power play goals. He is tied for the team lead for points and paces all Syracuse players for power play goals.

Hudon has played in 125 career NHL games, all with the Montreal Canadiens from 2015 to 2020. He has registered 14 goals and 41 points to go along with three power play goals. Hudon has played in 279 career AHL games, recording 113 goals and 219 points. He was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team and was an AHL All-Star during the 2014-15 season.

Hudon was signed by the Lightning as a free agent on July 28, 2021. He was originally drafted by Montreal in the fifth round, 122nd overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft.