Canadiens Lapierre, Schneider recovering

Montreal Canadiens forward Maxim Lapierre is expected to be ready for training camp in September after having ankle surgery.

Lapierre had the surgery Thursday after playing through pain for most of the season. The 24-year-old set career highs with 15 goals and 13 assists in 79 games during the season.

Defenseman Mathieu Schneider underwent arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder last week. The 39-year-old was first injured April 4 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, forcing him to miss two regular-season games and two playoff games.

Schneider had five goals and 12 assists in 23 games with Montreal after returning to the Canadiens in a Feb. 16 trade with the Atlanta Thrashers.

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