Maxim Lapierre C PIT 1 Month
Lapierre was traded to the Penguins on Tuesday in exchange for forward Marcel Goc, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
Lapierre is the pure fourth-line center the Penguins needed, while Goc had struggled to adapt since arriving in a trade-deadline deal last season. Although Lapierre's no longer piling up the hits as he used to as recently as a couple seasons ago, Lapierre's speed and willingness to mix it up should make him a welcome addition. Just don't expect much offense from the 29-year-old, who has topped the 20-point mark just once in his nine NHL seasons.
Maxim Lapierre C PIT 2 Months
Lapierre picked up an assist in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Maple Leafs.
It was just Lapierre's ninth point in 44 games this season. Though Lapierre offered some value in specialty formats in the past for his high hit and PIM totals, he's not even excelling in that capacity anymore. Those looking for help in those categories can probably find better sources than Lapierre on the waiver wire.
Maxim Lapierre C PIT 3 Months
Lapierre scored his first goal of the season Saturday in a win over Ottawa. He was plus-1 and took three shots on the night.
Lapierre is adding a bit more value of late from his spot on the fourth line with a goal and assist in the past five games. He can help in deep leagues where PIM and hits are helpful.
Maxim Lapierre C PIT 4 Months
Lapierre notched an assist Thursday in a 4-3 win over Nashville. He was also plus-1 on the night.
It was Lapierre's first point in seven games and just his third point overall. While Lapierre has never been a scorer, he has been relegated to fourth line duty as the Blues have gotten deeper with additions like teammate Jori Lehtera and Paul Stastny down the middle of the ice. Lapierre is averaging fewer than 11 minutes of ice time thus far as a result.
Maxim Lapierre C PIT 5 Months
Lapierre will serve as a healthy scratch Saturday against the Flames, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.
After suiting up in Thursday's season opener against the Rangers, Lapierre will give way to Chris Porter in the Blues' second contest. Other than showing an ability to rack up penalty minutes, Lapierre doesn't have many skills that translate to meaningful fantasy production.
Maxim Lapierre C PIT 10 Months
Maxim Lapierre scored his first goal of the postseason in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Chicago.
He tied the game at 2-2 with just four seconds left in the second period. Lapierre has two points, eight hits and eight blocks in four contests during the Blues' opening round series.
Maxim Lapierre C PIT 11 Months
Maxim Lapierre scored the lone goal for the Blues in a 4-1 loss to Washington on Tuesday night.
Lapierre now has 15 points in 68 games. The Blues are struggling as they prepare for the post-season, losing three straight and firm control of the Central Division as Colorado has come within two points.
Maxim Lapierre C PIT 11 Months
Maxim Lapierre scored in St. Louis' 2-1 win against Buffalo on Thursday.
He opened the scoring in the match early in the second period. Lapierre went into Thursday's contest with no goals and a mere two assists in his previous 22 games. He has eight goals, 14 points and 62 penalty minutes in 65 outings with the Blues this season.
Maxim Lapierre C PIT Dec 02 '79
Maxim Lapierre and his wife are expecting the birth of their first child any day now.
"I just hope it happens before we have to go to Vancouver," said Lapierre, who is eagerly waiting for the arrival of his baby girl. The Blues play against the Canucks on Wednesday night in their first game back.
Maxim Lapierre C PIT Nov 09 '79
Maxim Lapierre scored an empty-net goal in Tuesday's win over New Jersey.
He also added 12 penalty minutes to give him 42 in 42 games this season. Lapierre has two points in three appearances since returning from a lower-body injury to give him a total of 11 on the year.