Plekanec (illness) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Plekanec missed the Canadiens’ morning skate and will be a game-time decision tonight vs. the Jets. The Canadiens are banged up, so add Plekanec to a lengthy list. He has one goal and one assist in his last two games and 18 points (4G / 14A) in 41 games this season.
The Canadiens have re-signed Tomas Plekanec to a two-year deal worth $12M ($6M AAV).
Plekanec has four goal in five games so far this season and is now locked up for another two years. The most important part of this contract extension, is that it ends the same season as Carey Price’s contract, giving the Habs a lot of flexibility to resign Price.
Plekanec promoted to the Canadiens’ top-line on Monday.
Plekanec replaced Alex Galchenyuk on the Canadiens’ top-line in Monday’s practice. Plekanec has two goals and two assists in his last eight games and 26 points (11G / 15A) in 41 games this season. He receives a nice boost in fantasy value while he is playing alongside Max Pacioretty.
This comes as no surprise as Plekanec did not travel with the team to Florida, but flew back to Montreal in stead. He is attending to a family matter, which will allow tough-guy George Parros to dress in his place. Expect Danny Briere to bump up to the second line with Plekanec sidelined.
The Canadiens will be without C Tomas Plekanec tonight.
Plekanec left yesterday's game with a lower-body injury and did not return. He will not play tonight. Gabriel Dumont was recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs and will enter the lineup in place of Plekanec.
Plekanec is back on the ice today after missing yesterday.
Plekanec will start the season on the Habs second line with Galchenyuk and Gionta. With the combination of speed, skill and experience on this line they could make some early fantasy noise if they play well together.
Tomas Plekanec at practice for the first time since his rib injury.
Plekanec could potentially be the Canadiens first-line center, if he wins that job it will increase his fantasy value. He could reach 30 points this season which could be a decent late round addition or waiver pickup.