Tomas Plekanec
C FA
2 weeks ago

Plekanec inked a deal with Czech side HC Kometa Brno for the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

When Plekanec was waived by the Habs, it was expected the veteran center would head overseas to extend his playing career. The 36-year-old returns to his homeland for the first time since the 2012-13 lockout year, in which he played 32 games for Rytiri Kladno. In 1001 NHL contests, Plekanec racked up 233 goals, 375 assists and 543 PIM.

Tomas Plekanec
C FA
1 month ago

Plekanec has called it a career in the NHL and will seek to play another year or to in the Czech Republic, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran winger drew into just three games for the Canadiens this season and with his best days behind him, Plekanec will return home to finish out his career. The 36-year-old will finish his NHL career with 233 goals and 375 assists over 1,001 games, likely joining the Canadiens as a final tour to reach the 1,000-game milestone after spending most of his career with Montreal.

Tomas Plekanec
C FA
1 month ago

The Canadiens will place Plekanec (back) on unconditional waivers Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

According to this report, Plekanec and the Habs have mutually agreed to cut ties, which is interesting because the veteran center rejoined the club near the trade deadline last season after a 17-game stint with the Maple Leafs. Plekanec will become an unrestricted free agent once his contract is officially purchased by the club.

Tomas Plekanec
C FA
1 month ago

Plekanec (back) participated in Saturday's morning skate, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plekanec is on injured reserve and has missed the last seven games due to an ailing back. Coach Claude Julien said the injured center is feeling much better and will meet with doctors for an evaluation. Plekanec could be back on the active roster this coming week.

Tomas Plekanec
C FA
2 months ago

Plekanec (back) could miss several weeks of action, with Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports adding that the veteran center will be placed on injured reserve.

EDGE Analysis

Plekanec, unfortunately, will be sidelined for an extended period of time, likely donning his patented turtlenecks as a spectator for at least the next 10 games. Once a cant-miss fantasy commodity, Plekanec added six goals and 20 assists between the Habs and Buds last season, but the penalty-killing specialist is undeniably past his prime as a 35-year-old pivot. It's probably safe to drop Pleks considering how deep the center position is in fantasy hockey.

Tomas Plekanec
C FA
2 months ago

Plekanec is dealing with a lower-back injury that will prohibit him from traveling to Ottawa for Saturday's game.

EDGE Analysis

Plekanec logged a mere 10:46 of ice time in Wednesday's win over the Blues, but that was in line with his average through the first two games of the new season. He'll stay back and try to get into playing shape for Tuesday's home clash with the Flames.

Tomas Plekanec
C FA
2 months ago

Plekanec was in the active lineup Saturday, centering the fourth line in a 4-3 shootout win over Pittsburgh. He had four shots, one hit and won four of eight faceoffs while finishing minus-1 over 8:44 of ice time.

EDGE Analysis

Plekanec made his season debut Saturday, ostensibly to help the beleaguered Canadiens at the dot. Montreal entered the game last in the NHL, winning just 39.8 percent of its faceoffs. The 35-year-old Czech's next game will be the 1,000th of his career.

Tomas Plekanec
C FA
2 months ago

Plekanec skated on the fourth line at Friday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plekanec, who's been a healthy scratch the first three games, took the spot of Matthew Peca, who went 1-for-6 on faceoffs Thursday and has won just 33.3 percent of his draws. Coach Claude Julien wouldn't confirm that Plekanec will be in the lineup Saturday night against Pittsburgh, but with the team winning just 38 percent of its faceoffs, it might be time for the 35-year-old veteran to get into the active lineup.

Tomas Plekanec
C FA
2 months ago

Plekanec was a healthy scratch for Wednesday's season-opener against the Maple Leafs, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The soon-to-be 36-year-old Plekanec joined a fellow veteran, 30-year-old defenseman Karl Alzner, in the press box on Opening Night. The roster on ice emphasized youth and speed for a team that figures to be in rebuild mode all year. "You feel a little sympathy for the guys but, in the end, we have to do what's best for the team," said head coach Claude Julien. The youthful Habs held their own against the league's iron, losing 3-2 in overtime, but they won just 41 percent of the faceoffs. That could mean we see Plekanec, a career 50-percent winner at the dot, make his debut Saturday in Pittsburgh.

Tomas Plekanec
C FA
5 months ago

Plekanec will rejoin the Canadiens on a one-year deal, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plekanec was shipped out to Toronto at the trade deadline last season under the final year of his previous contract. The veteran was pretty ineffective with his new club, as he managed a paltry two points in 17 regular season outings -- although he did chip in a pair of goals and two helpers in seven postseason contests. Back with his preferred club, the center figures to slot into a bottom-six role behind Jonathan Drouin and Phillip Danault.