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Canadiens medical update

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Canadiens GM Bob Gainey issued a medical update Thursday on the status of forwards Alex Tanguay, Sergei Kostitsyn and Max Pacioretty.

Alex Tanguay, 29, underwent successful arthroscopic shoulder surgery on April 28. Tanguay missed 32 regular season games due to injuries in 2008-09. He was out of the lineup for the last two games of the playoff series against the Boston Bruins due to a shoulder injury.

Sergei Kostitsyn, 22, will undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery tomorrow, Friday, May 1st. He missed six regular season games due to injuries this season.

Max Pacioretty, 21, underwent successful surgery to repair an abdominal wall muscle tear on April 29.

Pacioretty missed all six Bulldogs’ playoff games against the Grand Rapids Griffins.

All three players are expected to fully recover in time for the Canadiens’ training camp in September.

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