Tom Gilbert D MON 22 Days

Gilbert is a healthy scratch Friday night, Hockey Inside Out reports.

Head coach Michel Therrien will go with just six defensemen Friday, so someone had to sit.

Tom Gilbert D MON 28 Days

Gilbert will likely be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Bruins, Marc Antoine Godin of the Montreal Gazette reports.

It appears that the acquisition of Bryan Allen from the Ducks on Thursday will squeeze Gilbert out of the lineup, as he skated as an extra with Nathan Beaulieu at the team's morning skate. Gilbert has shown more offensive upside in the past than Allen, but that production hasn't seemed to translate in his first season in Montreal. He's mustered just three points to accompany his plus-7 rating over 21 games.

Tom Gilbert D MON 2 Months

Gilbert made his debut in a Canadiens uniform in Wednesday night's win over Toronto. He had four blocked shots, two hits and four minutes in penalties while finishing a plus-1 in 22:29 of ice time.

Gilbert is the replacement for Josh Gorges as one of the Habs' top-four blue-liners. If he continues to block four shots a game, the Montreal faithful will not notice a difference. One other note, Gilbert skated 1:01 on the second-unit power play.

Tom Gilbert D MON 3 Months

Gilbert looks like he'll pair up with Andrei Markov on defense this season, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Inked by the Habs to a two-year contract in July, Gilbert has been next to Markov since Day 1 in camp, and the pair has seemed to click. Though both blueliners are puck-movers rather than true stay-at-home defensemen, the two vets are both savvy enough to know when to take risks and when to play it safe. It may be difficult for Gilbert to improve upon the 28 points he accrued in 73 games with the Panthers last season, but he shouldn't have much difficulty finishing on the positive side in plus/minus rating now that he's a member of the Eastern Conference runner-ups.

Tom Gilbert D MON 6 Months

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.

Tom Gilbert D MON 9 Months

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.

Tom Gilbert D MON 10 Months

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.

Tom Gilbert D MON 11 Months

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.

Tom Gilbert D MON 11 Months

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. .

Tom Gilbert D MON 11 Months

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. He has been a good addition for Florida after he joined the team on a professional tryout at training camp.