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Tomas Plekanec | Center | #14

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 193
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (71) / MON
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Tomas Plekanec wants to finish his career with the Montreal Canadiens, but there's a chance that he will be traded before the Feb. 26 deadline.
Plekanec can become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Montreal is already very thin down the middle and moving him certainly wouldn't help in the short term, but it's unclear at this time if he is part of the team's future plans. Feb 6 - 10:43 AM

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Tomas Plekanec scored a rare goal in Montreal's win on Sunday.

Plekanec ended a 20-game goalless drought with the 601st point of his career. The 35-year-old's two-point performance on Sunday brings him up to 20 points in 53 games this season.
Feb 4 - 8:10 PM

Tomas Plekanec scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 2-1 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils.

Linemate Charles Hudon won a puck-battle along the boards against three Devils players before dishing it over to Plekanec, who beat Cory Schneider in the extra frame. The goal was the veteran's first in 17 contests. Plekanec now has four goals and 14 points in 32 games. Head coach Claude Julien still relies on him to play heavy defensive minutes, but it's become abundantly clear that Plekanec doesn't have much left in the tank offensively. Andrew Shaw also scored for the Canadiens in this one.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 11:12:00 PM

Tomas Plekanec concluded Thursday's contest against Detroit with two assists in a 6-3 win for the Canadiens.

Plekanec hasn't found the back of the net since Nov. 4, which amounts to a 13-game goalless drought. He has contributed three helpers in his last three games, but still shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Tomas Plekanec picked up two assists in a 5-4 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

Plekanec made a nice play to win the draw straight to Weber who absolutely blasted a shot over Raanta's shoulder to give the Habs a 4-3 lead entering the third period. Unfortunately, the Habs stumbled going into the final frame and fell to the Coyotes. Plekanec has eight points in 20 games this season.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 10:33:00 PM

Tomas Plekanec posted one goal and one assist in Montreal's 8-3 win against Ottawa on Monday night.

Plekanec didn't have a point in his previous seven outings and he had just one goal through 11 games going into Monday night's tilt. The veteran center only produced 10 goals and 28 points in 78 games last season. Plekanec should not be on your fantasy radar.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 10:40:00 AM

Tomas Plekanec (flu) is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Plekanec missed the morning skate because of the illness, but he's taking line rushes during the pre-game warmup. He has one goal in four games this season.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 06:47:00 PM

Tomas Plekanec (flu) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Maple Leafs.

Plekanec didn't participate in his team's morning skate on Saturday. He has one goal and a minus-2 rating in four games this season. We'll provide an update on his status as soon as more information is made available.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Tomas Plekanec scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

It didn't take Plekanec very long to find the back of the net, as he beat Corey Crawford just 1:15 into the game. The Blackhawks goalie will likely want that one back because the innocent looking shot seemed to catch him off guard. The goal was Plekanec's first point of the 2017-18 season. He isn't worth owning in any fantasy leagues.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 11:24:00 PM

The trio of Tomas Plekanec, Artturi Lehkonen and Charles Hudon had 11 of Montreal's 34 shots in Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Rangers.

The Canadiens have three goals in the first three games of the regular season. "We created a lot of chances through these three games, we just have to find a way to bury them," Plekanec said. "We're skating well, we're putting a lot of pressure on the defense, it's just a matter of scoring." Plekanec had four shots Sunday and Lehkonen had six. The combination hasn't recorded a point yet this season, but that should change soon if they continue to generate quality chances.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Tomas Plekanec's unimpressive 2016-17 campaign has left him exposed for the expansion draft next week.

A 70-point player in 2010 and a 60-point man just two years ago, the 34-year-old's production dropped sharply to 10 goals and 28 points in 78 games last season. Vegas GM George McPhee will assess whether it was just a down year, or Plekanec's decline is here to stay.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 12:30:00 AM

Tomas Plekanec has generated one goal and two assists in three playoff games against New York.

"From the time he came to North America (from the Czech Republic), he was always more of a defensive-type player and he always took a lot of pride in that," coach Claude Julien said of Plekanec. "But he also had good offensive skills and we encouraged him to use those as much as he could and then he started doing that and was being successful." He has also been placed in situations to get more involved offensively between Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 05:18:00 PM

Tomas Plekanec scored a huge goal in Friday's 4-3 OT win over the New York Rangers.

The Canadiens found themselves down 3-2 in the final minute of the third period, but Plekanec managed to tie the game with 17 seconds remaining. In overtime, Alex Radulov handed the Canadiens the win. Plekanec also collected an assist on Paul Byron's first-period goal. Plekanec, Byron and Brendan Gallagher were the most consistent line throughout the night. The series is tied at one heading back to New York. Game 3 will be played at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 08:41:00 AM

Tomas Plekanec will be scratched against Detroit on Saturday.

Through 78 games, the veteran pivot has 10 goals and 28 points. His point sum represents a career-worst, including his rookie campaign.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 05:30:00 PM

Tomas Plekanec scored a goal in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Plekanec was able to cut the deficit to 2-1 early in the third period, but that's as close as the Canadiens would come to tying the game. The veteran center has had a disappointing offensive season, but he's collected three points in his last four contests. Plekanec has 10 goals and 18 assists in 77 games this season. Alexander Radulov and Paul Byron picked up the assists on Montreal's only goal.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 10:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Drouin
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
4Jacob De La Rose
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Paul Byron
4Charles Hudon
5Daniel Carr
6Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Andrew Shaw
3Artturi Lehkonen
4Logan Shaw
5Byron Froese
6Ales Hemsky
D1Shea Weber
2Jeff Petry
3Jordie Benn
4Karl Alzner
5David Schlemko
6Joe Morrow
7Jakub Jerabek
8Victor Mete
G1Carey Price
2Antti Niemi