Canadiens' Plekanec (Groin) Returns: Tomas Plekanec (groin) returned to the Montreal lineup Saturday night after missing one game due to a groin injury. He had two shots on net and an assist on the game-winning goal in Montreal's 2-1 win over Boston. (Updated 4/7/13)
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Tomas Plekanec added a hit and a blocked shot in healthy 20:29, which included stints on the power play and penalty kill. (Updated 4/7/13).
04/27/2013 22:56 Habs thrash Leafs, send pre-playoff message
Lars Eller had a goal and two assists and the Montreal Canadiens sent Toronto a pre-playoff message Saturday night, defeating the sluggish Maple Leafs 4-1.
Tomas Plekanec scored 17 goals in 2011-12, the first time in six seasons he was under 20 while also posting a career worst minus-15 in what was a trying season for the eight-year veteran. He got caught up in some line shuffling early on and was off the top line, trying to be productive with a rotating cast of wingers and underachievers. The Canadiens need Plekanec and Brian Gionta to bounce back, with the two likley to open the season as the mainstays on the second line. Rene Bourque may skate on the left wing to fill out the redepmtion line --all three had a sub-par 2011-12 season. However the lines shake up, you know Plekanec will lead all forwards in ice time and give owners that snagged him late in drafts a healthy dose of assists. (Updated 8/14/12)