Lapierre announced his retirement from the NHL after 10 seasons Sunday.
Since last appearing in the NHL with the Penguins during the 2014-15 season, Lapierre has been active in various European leagues. The 35-year-old forward racked up 1,187 hits and 139 points in 614 career NHL contests.
Lapierre was released from his professional tryout Monday by the Rangers, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Lapierre was a long shot to make the roster given the depth down the middle in New York. After spending last season in Sweden, it appears the 31-year-old will have to return to Europe if he hopes to continue his professional career. In 614 NHL appearances, spread out across five different organizations. Lapierre has tallied 65 goals and 74 assists to go with 586 PIM.
Lapierre will attend the Rangers' training camp on a professional tryout agreement, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Lapierre appeared in 34 games with MODO of the Swedish Hockey League last season, tallying 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) with an ugly minus-17 rating over that span. He'll hope to secure a bottom-six role, and a subsequent contract offer, with the Rangers in September's training camp. If he's ultimately unable to do so, the 31-year-old forward will likely head back overseas to continue his career.
Lapierre recorded an assist in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Oilers.Since joining the Penguins in a late-January trade with the Blues, Lapierre has produced only two points in 20 games. He's made up for a lack of offensive skills by averaging over three hits a game with the Penguins, but it will be difficult for fantasy players to extract much usefulness from Lapierre beyond that.
Lapierre was traded to the Penguins on Tuesday in exchange for forward Marcel Goc, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lapierre found the net for his ninth goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Capitals.Lapierre's goal was the Blues' only tally of the game, which has become a familiar refrain with the offense going stagnant over the last few games. St. Louis typically only relies on Lapierre for his hitting acumen as the fourth-line center, with any offense he provides an added bonus.
Lapierre (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Thursday.It looks like he'll be in the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, likely as the fourth-line center for the Blues. Lapierre missed five games due to the injury.
Coach Ken Hitchcock said Lapierre (lower body) could return to the lineup Thursday vs. the Rangers, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Lapierre (lower body) could be back from injured reserve over the weekend, Ren Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.His return will be determined based on how he progresses through his rehab program over the rest of the week. Lapierre has seen most of his ice time as the Blues' fourth-line center this season, posting six goals and three assists over 39 games.
Lapierre (lower body) will travel with the team on its upcoming four-game road trip, but remains without a timetable for a return, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.It sounds like Lapierre will miss a fourth straight game Monday with the lower-body injury, and his status for the rest of the trip is up in the air. His ability to travel does, however, bode well for his chances of returning at some point next week.
Lapierre (lower body) was on the ice in a limited capacity for Wednesday's practice, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.Lapierre fired some shots and skated hard for a few shifts before heading off the ice for the day. The fourth-liner was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, but is eligible to play as soon as Saturday.
Lapierre (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.With Lapierre's placement on IR, the 28-year-old will be ineligible to play until Saturday, though it's uncertain whether he'll be ready by then. Roman Polak (ankle) was activated to take Lapierre's place on the active roster.
Lapierre is nursing a lower-body injury sustained in Friday's game against the Canucks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.The injury occurred late in the game Friday, so it wasn't apparent at the time that Lapierre was forced to leave the game for anything other than the clock set to run out. Coach Ken Hitchcock said the center is exercising on his own, but is not yet able to skate. He'll be reevaluated Tuesday before the Blues decide on a course of action.
Lapierre continues to take on the role as fourth line antagonist.St. Louis signed Lapierre for his gritty play and ability to disrupt the other teams better players. So far he has done his job but it does not relate to him being on your roster.
Lapierre (suspension) will return to the lineup Friday against the Panthers, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.Lapierre is done serving the five-game suspension handed to him by the league for his hit on the Sharks' Dan Boyle back on Oct. 15. He figures to take the place of Brenden Morrow (upper body) along the fourth line.
Lapierre will be suspended five games for his illegal hit on the Sharks' Dan Boyle, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jeremy Rutherford reports.Lapierre was held out of Thursday's win over the Blackhawks following an in-person hearing at the league offices in New York on Tuesday, so he'll only have four more games of the suspension left to serve. He'll be eligible to return Nov. 1 against the Panthers.