CHICAGO – The Canadians assign the defender Xavier Ouellet to AHL's Laval Rocket on Saturday.
Owlett, 25, has played 19 Habs games so far this season, winning three assists, and an average of 17:01 on ice on an outing.
He also beats 32 balls and 30 blocked pictures.
The six-year veteran boasts five goals and 26 points in 160 NHL games in Detroit and Montreal.
Canadiens has agreed to sign a contract with Ouellet for a one-way two-way deal on July 1.
He was elected to the second round, 48th in the "Red Wings" at NHL Draft 2011.