Canadiens call up Bulldogs Lapierre

For the second time this season, the parent Montreal Canadiens have recalled forward Maxim Lapierre from the Hamilton Bulldogs, their American Hockey League affiliate.

Lapierre, a native of St. Leonard, Que., was first paged on Oct. 23 but didn’t play and was returned to the Bulldogs the following day. Lapierre has played one game with the Montreal Canadiens, on Nov. 15, 2005 against the Florida Panthers in Montreal.

This season, Lapierre has registered 19 points (8-11-19), a plus-8 rating and 49 penalty minutes in 26 games with Hamilton. The 6-foot-2, 197-pound centreman’s eight goals is second to Duncan Milroy (12) for the team lead. Lapierre registered his first-career AHL hat trick on Nov. 26 against the Milwaukee Admirals in a 6-1 Bulldogs win.

The Bulldogs are in Rochester this Friday night to take on the Americans. The 7.30 can be heard on 820 CHAM with a pre-game show at 7.10 p.m. Fans can also listen or watch at by clicking on the B2 Networks or 820 CHAM icon on the ‘Dogs website.

The next home game for the Bulldogs is Friday, Dec. 22 at Copps Coliseum against the Albany River Rats.