Tomas Plekanec C MON 6 Months

Tomas Plekanec produced the game-winning goal in Game 3 versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Plekanec gave the Canadiens a 3-1 lead at 5:43 of the third period and they held on for a 3-2 victory. He has two goals on nine shots in the series.

Tomas Plekanec C MON 7 Months

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.

Tomas Plekanec C MON 7 Months

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.

Tomas Plekanec C MON 7 Months

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.

Tomas Plekanec C MON 7 Months

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.

Tomas Plekanec C MON 7 Months

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.

Tomas Plekanec C MON 9 Months

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.

Tomas Plekanec C MON 9 Months

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.

Tomas Plekanec C MON 9 Months

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.

Tomas Plekanec C MON 10 Months

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.