Lapierre assigned to Hamilton
MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Tuesday that centre Maxim Lapierre has been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
Lapierre, 21, was called up by the Canadiens before Monday's contest against the Buffalo Sabres, but did not take part in the game. With the Bulldogs this season, he has collected four points, including three goals, in five games. The 6-foot-2, 196-pound forward has scored a goal in each of his last two games.