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Veteran forward Plekanec retires from NHL after being placed on waivers by Habs

4 monthes ago   |   By TORONTO STAR

Plekanec has had trouble finding playing time with the Canadiens, who are proving to be deeper down the middle than expected with 18-year-old Jesperi Kotkaniemi making the team out of training camp and Max Domi finding success after moving to centre from the wing.
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Writing was on wall for Tomas Plekanec with Canadiens

Writing was on wall for Tomas Plekanec with Canadiens

4 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

BROSSARD, Que. - For the vast majority of his time with the Montreal Canadiens , Tomas Plekanec was defined by the fact neither his high-level play nor his demeanour ever varied much. Of course, his performance was bound to trail off at some point and, on his final day as a Hab, his countenance - if ever so slightly - finally cracked, too.
Sitting beside GM Marc Bergevin at the team's practice facility, Plekanec was his soft-spoken self while discussing the fact the Canadiens had placed him on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. He was a company man until the...
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Farewell, Pleky: Montreal Canadiens and Tomas Plekanec agree to part ways

Farewell, Pleky: Montreal Canadiens and Tomas Plekanec agree to part ways

4 monthes ago   |   By CBC

After 1,001 regular season games in the NHL, including 984 games with the Montreal Canadiens, the team announced that Tomas Plekanec will be placed on unconditional waivers on Saturday.
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Plekanec announces retirement from NHL

4 monthes ago   |   By TheScore

Tomas Plekanec announced his retirement from the NHL on Friday after the Montreal Canadiens placed him on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.
An emotional Habs Plekanec says, “I always wanted to retire as a Montreal Canadien.”
He said he spoke to his teammates around 10:30 this morning and that it was harder to do than he thought it would be. - John Lu November 9, 2018
More to come. Copyright © 2018 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
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Tomas Plekanec to be placed on unconditional waivers

4 monthes ago   |   By Yardbarker

Despite the Montreal Canadiens suffering several injuries to their forward group, the team announced Friday that they will place Tomas Plekanec on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a mutual contract termination. Plekanec hasn't seen much ice time this season but is close to returning from his latest minor injury, and may want to look for an opportunity elsewhere. Otherwise, this could just be the end of a playing career that spanned more than 1,000 games and only strayed from Montreal for 17 of them. At the press conference to discuss the move with the media, GM Marc Bergevin...
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Canadiens cutting ties with Tomas Plekanec

Canadiens cutting ties with Tomas Plekanec

4 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

The 36-year-old has played all but 17 of his 1,001 NHL games in a Montreal uniform.
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Watch Live: Canadiens' Bergevin, Plekanec to meet with media

4 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin and veteran forward Tomas Plekanec will meet with the media on Friday at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT.
Watch the press conference live right here on sportsnet.ca.
The Canadiens announced Friday morning they would place Plekanec on unconditional waivers Saturday at 12 p.m. ET.
NOTE: If the video doesn't appear at the top of the page at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT, please refresh.
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Canadiens to place Plekanec on unconditional waivers to terminate contract

4 monthes ago   |   By TheScore

The Montreal Canadiens will place forward Tomas Plekanec on unconditional waivers at noon Friday in order to terminate his contract, the team announced. The veteran forward has struggled to remain in the lineup for any significant period of time this year, having played in just three of the Canadiens' 16 games this season. The 36-year-old rejoined the Habs this offseason following a deal ahead of the trade deadline last year that sent him from Montreal to the Toronto Maple Leafs for their stretch run. Plekanec played in his 1,000th career game earlier this season, scoring his lone goal of...
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Canadiens placing veteran Tomas Plekanec on unconditional waivers

4 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

The Montreal Canadiens will place veteran forward Tomas Plekanec on unconditional waivers Saturday with the purpose of terminating his contract.
Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin and Plekenac will hold a media conference at 11:30 a.m. ET Friday to discuss the mutual parting.
Plekanec will officially be put on Waivers at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday.
The 36-year-old Plekanec was originally taken in the third round by the Canadiens in the 2001 NHL Draft. Throughout the course of his NHL career, Plekanec played 1,001 games, including 984 with Montreal, amassing 233 goals and 375 assists.
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