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Ducks acquire Lapierre from Canadiens

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Maxim Lapierre from the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Brett Festerling and a fifth-round draft pick in 2012.

The Ducks announced the deal Friday, a few hours before hosting Philadelphia.

Lapierre has eight points while playing in all 38 games this season for the Canadiens, leading the club in penalty minutes. He scored a career-best 28 points for Montreal in 2008-09.

Festerling has played in one game for the Ducks this season, spending most of the year with Syracuse of the AHL. He has eight points in 83 career games in the NHL.

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