Canadiens’ Plekanec may miss several weeks with back injury


Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec throws a puck to fans following his 1000th NHL hockey game. (Graham Hughes/CP)

Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec will miss Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Senators with a lower-back injury. The injury is expected to keep Plekanec out of action for several weeks.

The 35-year-old veteran recently played in his 1,000th career NHL game, scoring a goal in his team’s win against the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 15. Prior to the Canadiens’ game against the St. Louis Blues on Oct. 17, Plekanec was honoured with a tribute celebrating the accomplishment.

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Plekanec signed a one-year $2.25 million contract with the Canadiens over the summer, making this his 15th season in Montreal.


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