Montreal Canadiens
PRESS RELEASE
May 22, 2009, 2:34 PM EDT

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey issued a medical update today on the status of forward Maxim Lapierre and defenseman Mathieu Schneider.

Yesterday Maxim Lapierre, 24, underwent a minor surgical procedure to his ankle. For most of the season, Maxim was able to play despite the injury. Lapierre and the Canadiens’ medical staff had agreed that surgery would be performed at the end of the season.

Mathieu Schneider underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery last week. Schneider suffered a shoulder injury in a game against the Maple Leafs in Toronto on April 4. He missed two games before returning for the last two regular season games of the season. The 39-year old played in the first two playoff games against the Boston Bruins, but was unable to participate in the following two contests.

Both players are expected to fully recover in time for the start of training camp in September.

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