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Pacioretty to miss up to four weeks after appendectomy

Montreal Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty, left, congratulates teammate Andrei Markov on his goal against the Florida Panthers on Jan. 22, 2013, in Montreal.

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Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty underwent an emergency appendicectomy Saturday.

The 24-year-old will miss three-to-four weeks, according to a brief Canadiens statement.

Pacioretty has four assists and a team-high 10 shots on goal in three games this season.

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The six-foot-two, 196 pound American was drafted 22nd overall by Montreal in 2007.

Pacioretty has 53 goals and 65 assists in 205 games with the Habs.

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