Tom Gilbert D MON 4 days ago

Gilbert (upper body) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's postseason opener against the Senators, John Lu of TSN reports.

With Gilbert now healthy after missing the Canadiens' last two regular-season contests, Sergei Gonchar, Greg Pateryn, and Mike Weaver will head to the press box to serve as the healthy scratches on defense. The 32-year-old Gilbert had a rough first season in Montreal, seeing his scoring total drop 16 points from the total of 28 he posted with the Panthers in 2013-14.

Tom Gilbert D MON 5 days ago

Gilbert (upper body) practiced with the Canadiens on Monday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Gilbert's participation in practice could have him in line for a return to the lineup when the Canadiens begin their first-round playoff series with the Senators on Wednesday. The blueliner missed the Habs' final two regular-season contests due to the injury.

Tom Gilbert D MON 1 week ago

Gilbert (upper body) will travel to Toronto for Saturday's regular-season finale.

Gilbert wasn't a participant in Friday's practice due to the injury, but coach Michel Therrien reaffirmed afterwards that the blueliner is day-to-day. He'll still have the opportunity to play Saturday if he's able to take part in the Habs' morning skate without incident.

Tom Gilbert D MON 1 week ago

Gilbert will miss Thursday's game against the Red Wings with an upper-body injury.

Gilbert recently returned to the lineup after fracturing his jaw, so it's possible he may still be experiencing some sensitivity in that area. The Habs are listing him as a day-to-day, which will give Gilbert a shot at returning to the lineup for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Maple Leafs. Gilbert will be replaced by Greg Pateryn on Thursday.

Tom Gilbert D MON 2 weeks ago

Gilbert returned to the lineup Thursday after missing four games with a fractured jaw. He scored a goal and had a team-high four blocked shots in 21:28 of ice time in a 5-4 shootout loss to Washington.

Gilbert, who wore extra protection on his helmet, skated on the third pairing with Nathan Beaulieu. At plus-9 for the season, Gilbert ranks third among the team's defensemen.

Tom Gilbert D MON 2 weeks ago

Gilbert (jaw) will play Thursday against the Capitals.

The fractured jaw sidelined Gilbert for four games. He'll enter back in on the Habs' third defensive pairing, replacing Greg Pateryn.

Tom Gilbert D MON 3 weeks ago

Gilbert (fractured jaw) practiced on the third defensive pairing Tuesday and could be back in the lineup for Thursday's game against Washington, the Montreal Gazette reports.

Changes on the blue line were expected after Monday night's loss to Tampa Bay, a game in which head coach Michel Therrien was not pleased with the defense. Gilbert has been out the last four games due to the injury.

Tom Gilbert D MON 3 weeks ago

Gilbert (face) will not play Saturday against the Panthers, Jessica Rusnak of TSN Radio 690 reports.

Gilbert was able to skate on his own Saturday morning, but his lack of involvement in team work suggests he'll sit for a third straight game. Nathan Beaulieu will be able to remain in the lineup with Gilbert still unavailable.

Tom Gilbert D MON 4 weeks ago

Gilbert (face), who has already been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Predators, will also sit out Thursday's tilt with the Jets, the Montreal Gazette reports.

The Habs decided not to bring Gilbert along on their road trip after he took a puck to the jaw in Saturday's win over the Sharks. Nathan Beaulieu is slated to fill in for Gilbert in the interim.

Tom Gilbert D MON 4 weeks ago

Gilbert (face) won't travel with the team to Nashville, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Gilbert took a puck to the face in Saturday's tilt against the Sharks and did not returns. It appears the issue will likely hold him out Tuesday as well, but he should be considered day-to-day moving forward, and there's still an outside shot he travels on his own.