Habs trade Lapierre for blueliner

The Montreal Canadiens have sent forward Maxim Lapierre to the Anaheim Ducks. (JOCELYN MALETTE/QMI...

The Montreal Canadiens have sent forward Maxim Lapierre to the Anaheim Ducks. (JOCELYN MALETTE/QMI Agency Files)

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The Montreal Canadiens acquired defenceman Brett Festerling and a fifth-round draft pick in 2012 from the Anaheim Ducks Friday, sending forward Maxim Lapierre west in the deal.

Festerling, a 6-foot-1, 210-pounder who played just one game for the Ducks this season, will report to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. He has played 83 career NHL games.

Lapierre had five goals and three assists in 38 games with the Canadiens this season.

Earlier, the Canadiens recalled centre David Desharnais from Hamilton.

Desharnais leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 10 goals and 35 assists this season. The 5-foot-7 forward played six games with the Canadiens last season, recording one assist.

Parent to Moose

The Vancouver Canucks sent defenceman Ryan Parent to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL Friday.

The 23-year-old former first-round pick of the Nashville Predators played in four games with the Canucks but none since October. He's played just seven games with Manitoba in what has been an injury-plagued season.

Parent has not recorded a point with the Canucks and has just one assist with the Moose.

Omark sent down

Forward Linus Omark was sent to the minors by the Edmonton OIlers Friday.

Omark, a 23-year-old rookie from Sweden, drew criticism for hotdogging after using a spin move during a shootout against the Tampa Bay Lightning last month just after being called up from Oklahoma City of the AHL.

Omark played eight games with the Oilers, recording one goal and four assists. He has spent most of the season with Oklahoma City, tallying 13 goals and 13 assists in 26 games.

MacLean back to Rampage

Forward Brett MacLean was returned to the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL two days after making his NHL debut with the Phoenix Coyotes.

MacLean, 22, scored his first NHL goal in a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday.

In 32 games with San Antonio this season, MacLean has 14 goals and 17 assists.


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