In his first professional season in Hamilton, Maxim Lapierre has picked up seven points in 15 games.
MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Monday that forward Maxim Lapierre has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. Goaltender Cristobal Huet has been assigned to Hamilton for conditioning purposes.
Lapierre, 20, has played in all 15 games in his first professional season with the Bulldogs this season, collecting seven points (two goals, five assists). The Canadiens selected the 6-foot-2, 197-pound center in the 3rd round (61st overall) of the 2003 draft.
Huet, 30, has yet to play a game this season recovering from an off-season knee surgery. Huet was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings with Radek Bonk on June 26, 2004, in return for Mathieu Garon and a 3rd round pick in 2004. He has played in 53 career games in the NHL, posting a 14-20-11 record, a 2.41 goals against average and a .908 save percentage.