Montreal announced on Sunday that Habs great Guy Lafleur had surgery on Thursday.

During the surgery Lafleur had a lobe removed from one of his lungs and ganglions.

According to the statement that was released by the hockey club, Lafleur’s operation was successful. He will remain in a Montreal hospital for observation but should be returning home in the next few days where he will continue his recovery.

The 68-year old had quadruple bypass heart surgery this past September.

Lafleur holds the Canadiens record for all-time points and assists, and he ranks second in franchise history in career goals.

The Hockey Hall of Famer captured five Stanley Cups with Montreal during the 1970s.

Lafleur spent the first 14 years of his career with the Canadiens, followed by a three-year retirement. He then played with the New York Rangers for one season and the Quebec Nordiques for two.

Lafleur became the first player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals and 100 points in six consecutive seasons.