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Tomas Plekanec | Center

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 196
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Tomas Plekanec (personal) is expected to be back with the Canadiens on Monday for practice.
He missed Saturday's game because of "family reasons," but he was projected to rejoin his teammates in Florida on Sunday night. Montreal visits the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday and Plekanec should be back in the lineup. Mar 31 - 10:35 AM

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We would not count on Tomas Plekanec making it to Florida in time for Saturday night's game against the Panthers.

He did not travel with his teammates from Detroit to Florida Thursday night but instead returned to Montreal on Friday to attend to a family matter. If Plekanec does not play, Lars Eller will be one beneficiary as he will move up a line to play alongside Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher. George Parros would aslo benefit as he would likely dress and play on Montreal's fourth line.
Mar 29 - 10:07 AM

Tomas Plekanec has temporarily left the Canadiens to attend to a personal matter.

Montreal is scheduled to play in Florida on Saturday and we would be surprised if he's back in time for that game. He has 20 goals and 41 points in 75 games this season.
Mar 28 - 12:08 PM

Tomas Plekanec netted two goals in Thursday's 5-4 win over Detroit.

He hit the 20-goal mark for the sixth time in his career thanks to Thursday's effort. Plekanec has never reached the 30-goal plateau. He has 41 points in 75 games this season.
Mar 28 - 8:28 AM

Tomas Plekanec ended a 13-game goalless drought by scoring the game-winning goal in Saturday's game against Toronto.

Despite his lengthy goal skid, Plekanec has recorded a point in each of his last four games. He has 18 goals and 39 points in 72 matches this season.
Mar 23 - 5:57 AM

Tomas Plekanec generated his 17th goal in Thursday's win over Vancouver.

In his previous nine appearances, Plekanec had no goals and two assists. He has 33 points in 58 games this season.
Feb 7 - 7:49 AM

Tomas Plekanec recorded a pair of goals for the Habs on Thursday in a 5-4 overtime win over Ottawa.

The goals were the 15th and 16th of the year for the Canadiens center, who's best known for his fine defensive play. Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais and P.K. Subban all counted for the Habs in the victory.
Jan 16 - 11:09 PM

Montreal coach Michel Therrien believes that Tomas Plekanec deserves to be a contender for the Selke Trophy.

"He should be a serious candidate for sure," Therrien said Monday. "He does so may good things on the ice. When we ask him to play against the other teams' top lines, he always does the job and he can contribute on offense too." Plekanec's line was tasked with holding Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp in check on Saturday and even though that combination managed to score the Canadiens' shutdown trio of Plekanec, Brian Gionta and Travis Moen did a good job. Plekanec also had 11 shots on goal and a 56 percent success rate on faceoffs in the contest. He has 28 points and a plus-9 rating in 46 games.
Jan 13 - 6:14 PM

Tomas Plekanec scored a shorthanded marker for the Canadiens in a 3-1 loss to Philadelphia Wednesday night.

Plekanec's goal was the only Montreal tally on a night when the team failed to muster much in the way of offense. Brian Gionta drew the only assist on the goal.
Jan 8 - 10:20 PM

Tomas Plekanec was named the Czech Republic's captain for the Winter Olympics on Monday.

He picked up an assist in Monday night's win over Florida to give him 27 points in 44 games. Plekanec will have veteran presences like Jaromir Jagr and Petr Nedved on the Czech team as well to help him out from a leadership perspective.
Jan 7 - 9:18 AM

Tomas Plekanec had two assists in Montreal's 4-3 overtime defeat on Saturday.

Plekanec has 13 goals and 26 points in 43 contests in 2013-14. We're looking for him to pick up the pace a little and surpass the 50-point mark this season.
Jan 5 - 10:22 AM

Tomas Plekanec scored for the Canadiens in their 2-1 shootout win over the Lightning on Saturday night.

The forward scored at 5:15 of the second period to give him goals in two straight games. Plekanec has 13 goals and 24 points on the season, so he's not a bad gamble in fantasy leagues because he's pacing around 30 goals for the season. Brian Gionta and Travis Moen had the assists.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 10:22:00 PM

Tomas Plekanec had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 3-2 win on Saturday.

Plekanec has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last six contests. In 31 contests in 2013-14, he has 11 goals and 22 points.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Tomas Plekanec netted his 10th goal of the 2013-14 season in Thursday's 2-1 win against Boston.

He has 20 points and a plus-10 rating in 30 games this season, which is impressive considering he usually gets matched up against the opposition's top players. Plekanec has produced three goals and two assists in his past five games.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 07:26:00 AM

Tomas Plekanec scored for the third time in four games on Saturday.

Plekanec is making up for lost time, as he endured an 11-game goal scoring drought before his recent hot streak. He has nine goals and 18 points in 27 games this season.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tomas Plekanec
2David Desharnais
3Lars Eller
4Daniel Briere
5Ryan White
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Rene Bourque
4Brandon Prust
5Travis Moen
6Michael Bournival
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Brian Gionta
3Brendan Gallagher
4George Parros
5Michael Blunden
6Dale Weise
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Josh Gorges
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Francis Bouillon
7Jarred Tinordi
8Doug Murray
G1Carey Price
2Peter Budaj