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Tom Gilbert | Defenseman

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 204
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Tom Gilbert will draw back into the lineup on Tuesday.
He was a healthy scratch for both of Buffalo's wins over Montreal over the weekend. He will replace Bryan Allen in the lineup. Dec 1 - 3:56 PM

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Tom Gilbert will once again be on the sidelines as a healthy scratch Saturday night.

Gilbert watched from the press box Friday night and will do so again Saturday when Buffalo visits Montreal. Gilbert has posted a goal and two helpers in 23 games for the Habs this season. Bryan Allen will pair up with Mike Weaver in Gilbert's place.
Nov 29 - 6:14 PM

Tom Gilbert and Michael Bournival will be scratched in Buffalo on Friday night.

There is no known injury, so they must be healthy scratches. Mike Weaver and Bryan Allen will dress.
Nov 28 - 7:01 PM

Tom Gilbert might be scratched on Friday night.

Montreal has dressed seven defenseman in their last four games, but Eric Tangradi is expected to play on the fourth line after being recalled from the minors. The Canadiens also appear to be likely to use Mike Weaver and Bryan Allen as the third defense pairing.
Nov 28 - 9:15 AM

Tom Gilbert scored his first goal of the year in the Canadiens 2-1 shootout win over Flames on Tuesday.

Gilbert was the only Montreal player to ripple the mesh as they were badly out-shot 38-19 in regulation and overtime. His goal was unassisted which helps no fantasy owners that had Habs in their lineup. Montreal will be in Vancouver on Thursday.
Oct 29 - 12:26 AM

Tom Gilbert has been skating alongside Andrei Markov at the beginning of training camp.

"Today was their best day," coach Michel Therrien said following Sunday's team scrimmage. "They're starting to build more chemistry. We'll get more answers when we start playing exhibition games." Gilbert signed a two-year deal with Montreal worth $5.6 million when free agency opened in July. He collected three goals and 28 points in 73 games last season as a member of the Florida Panthers.
Sep 22 - 11:19 AM

Tom Gilbert has been signed by Montreal for two years and $5.6 million.

He essentially replaces Josh Gorges who was traded to Buffalo. If Gilbert is motivated he could be a nice second power-play rearguard. Expect 25-30 points in 2014-15.
Jul 1 - 12:43 PM

Tom Gilbert had sports hernia surgery on Thursday, so he's done for the rest of the season.

He notched three goals and 28 points in 73 games with the Panthers. He was a pleasant surprise in Florida after earning a spot on the club from a professional tryout during training camp.
Mar 27 - 6:31 PM

Tom Gilbert could be one of many Florida Panthers who will be traded once the NHL is back in full swing following the Olympics.

The Panthers are 15th in the 16-team Eastern Confernce and really have no chance to make the playoffs. Players who are on one-year contracts such as Gilbert, Marcel Goc, Tim Thomas, Scott Gomez, Brad Boyes and defenseman Mike Weaver could be on the move. Stay tuned.
Feb 8 - 11:01 AM

Tom Gilbert provided Florida with a rare power-play goal in Tuesday's win over Toronto.

He opened the scoring in an eventual 4-1 victory. Florida received the only two power plays of the contest. The Panthers still own the league's worst power play with just 17 goals on 183 opportunities.
Feb 5 - 7:03 AM

Tom Gilbert will enter Thursday's action in a three-way tie for Florida's scoring lead.

Gilbert has two goals and 22 assists for 24 points in 53 games, which ties him with rookie Aleksander Barkov and Brad Boyes for the club lead. "It's one of those things, pucks are going in when you touch them," said Gilbert. "I'm getting minutes. ...I'm making things simple, just getting the puck to the net." He racked up 45 points with the Edmonton Oilers in 2008-09 and he's on pace to get between 35-40 points this campaign. .
Jan 30 - 9:44 AM

Tom Gilbert collected two assists in Florida's 5-4 shootout win over Detroit on Sunday.

He has picked up two helpers in each of his last three games. Gilbert has 24 points in 52 contests this season, which surprisingly has him tied him for the club lead. He has been a good addition for Florida after he joined the team on a professional tryout at training camp.
Jan 27 - 10:06 AM

Tom Gilbert earned two assists Friday night to give him five points in his past four games for the Panthers.

Although the veteran blueliner is having his best offensive season in five years, he does not warrant much fantasy buzz playing on a poor Panthers' squad.
Jan 24 - 10:07 PM

Tom Gilbert collected a pair of assists in Florida's 4-3 win against Buffalo.

His shot was deflected by Sean Bergenheim in the first period and he earned another helper in the second on Nick Bjugstad's game winner. Gilbert now has 20 points in 50 games this campaign.
Jan 22 - 7:03 AM

Defenseman Tom Gilbert registered a goal and an assist for the Panthers in a 4-2 win over Ottawa on Thursday.

The underrated blueliner is a better player than his numbers would have you believe, but his fantasy prospects are nothing to write home about. Aleksander Barkov, Jimmy Hayes and Tomas Kopecky also found the back of the net in the Florida win.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 12:01:00 AM

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C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Jiri Sekac
4Brandon Prust
5Dale Weise
6Sven Andrighetto
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Sergei Gonchar
5Mike Weaver
6Alexei Emelin
7Bryan Allen
8Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski
3Joey MacDonald