Montreal Canadiens General Manager Pierre Gauthier announced Tuesday that the club has bought out the contract of forward Georges Laraque, which was scheduled to run until the end of the 2010-11 season. No financial terms were disclosed.
Laraque, 33, played in 28 games with the Canadiens in 2009-10, scoring a goal and adding a pair of assists, along with 28 penalty minutes. In 61 career regular-season games during his two seasons with the Canadiens, Laraque recorded five points (1 goal, 4 assists) and 89 PIM.
In 695 regular-season games with Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and the Canadiens, Laraque has 53 goals and 153 points, along with 1,126 PIM. He has also played in 57 playoff games, going 4-8-12 with 72 PIM.