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Tomas Plekanec | Center | #14

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 196
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (71) / MON
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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. Jun 19 - 12:30 AM

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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.
Apr 18 - 5:18 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.
Apr 15 - 8:41 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.
Apr 8 - 5:30 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.
Apr 5 - 10:44 PM

Tomas Plekanec notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-2 win over Florida.

He didn't have a point in his previous four outings. Plekanec has recorded just nine goals and 27 points in 74 games this campaign.
Mar 31 - 9:13 AM

Tomas Plekanec halted a 19-game goalless drought on Sunday in a 4-1 win over Ottawa.

He had only two assists during that span. Plekanec opened the scoring in the contest Sunday. He has eight goals and 25 points in 69 games this campaign.
Mar 20 - 10:36 AM

Tomas Plekanec (upper body) returned to action on Tuesday March 14.

Plekanec missed three consecutive games. He had a minus-two rating in 14:25 minutes of ice time in his return.
Mar 15 - 3:31 AM

Tomas Plekanec skated on Saturday but he won't play Sunday against the Oilers.

Plekanec was wearing a non-contact jersey during Saturday morning's practice as he seems to be recovering from an upper-body injury that has sidelined him for two games. Barring a setback, Plekanec may be able to return to action Tuesday against the Blackhawks.
Mar 12 - 10:39 AM

Tomas Plekanec (upper body) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Plekanec will also miss Thursday's contest. This will be his second straight game on the sidelines.
Mar 8 - 6:12 PM

Tomas Plekanec is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

He isn't expected to play on Tuesday night as a result, so his 236 consecutive games played streak will come to an end. Plekanec has struggled offensively this season with seven goals and 24 points in 66 games.
Mar 7 - 2:37 PM

Tomas Plekanec took a therapy day Monday and his status isn't clear for Tuesday night.

He has the longest ironman streak on the Canadiens with 236 consecutive games played. We will leave him active for now. Plekanec hasn't scored a goal in 17 straight games and he has contributed just two assists during that span.
Mar 7 - 10:20 AM

Tomas Plekanec will play in his 900th career game, each with Montreal, as they take on the Blues on Saturday.

The 34-year-old career-long Hab has been a pillar of consistency from season to season over his long career. He's posted 223 goals and 576 points, with seven seasons of 20+ goals with six seasons of 50+ points. His career highs are 29 goals and 70 points. Perhaps though what's most remarkable about him has been his durability. Plekanec has missed more than two games in a season just twice. Lastly, he becomes the 12th ever Canadien to skate in as many as 900 games and will become the sixth-ever to reach 1,000 games if he can hang on just a bit longer.
Feb 11 - 3:33 PM

Tomas Plekanec picked up a goal and a helper in a 5-1 win over Calgary Tuesday night.

He gave the Canadiens a 2-0 lead when he scored his second shorthanded goal of the season. Plekanec added an assist on a power-play goal by Alexander Radulov during the third period. He didn't have a point in his previous five games.
Jan 25 - 10:53 AM

Tomas Plekanec scored a goal in Montreal's 7-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Plekanec ruined Devan Dubnyk's shutout bid with just nine seconds remaining in the game. The Habs forward has now found the back of the net in three straight games, but he's still not worth owning in standard fantasy leagues. Plekanec has six goals and 14 assists in 43 games.
Jan 13 - 12:30 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Tomas Plekanec
3Phillip Danault
4Peter Holland
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Artturi Lehkonen
3Andrew Shaw
4Andreas Martinsen
5Charles Hudon
RW1Jonathan Drouin
2Brendan Gallagher
3Ales Hemsky
4Paul Byron
5Torrey Mitchell
D1Shea Weber
2Karl Alzner
3Jeff Petry
4David Schlemko
5Jordie Benn
6Brandon Davidson
7Matt Taormina
8Jakub Jerabek
9Joe Morrow
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya