The Montreal Canadiens
have locked up forward Maxim Lapierre
for the 2010-11 season by signing him to a one-year contract. RDS reports the deal will pay him $900,000.
Lapierre, 25, had 7 goals and 14 points in 76 games with the Canadiens last season and added 4 points in 19 postseason games. In 255 career NHL games with Montreal, he has 35 goals and 72 points.
Signing Lapierre leaves goaltender Carey Price
as the Canadiens' only unsigned regular. Montreal has told free-agent forwards Glen Metropolit
and Dominic Moore
, and defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron
and Paul Mara
that it will not make contract offers to them.