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Canadiens F Pacioretty returns to play

Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty returned to the ice for Sunday's game against Ottawa just eight days after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.

Pacioretty was originally tabbed to miss the next 3-to-4 weeks after undergoing the procedure last Saturday, but he rejoined the team on Thursday and skated in Friday's practice.

In three games prior to the surgery, he posted four assists

02/03 16:18:23 ET

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