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Plekanec out several weeks with lower back injury

By on October 19, 2018
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The Montreal Canadiens are going to be without Tomas Plekanec for the time being.

The team announced Friday that they have placed the 35-year old on the injured reserve with a lower back injury. Head coach Claude Julien expects him to be out of action for “several weeks”.

Plekanec, who signed a one-year $2.25 million contract with the franchise this offseason, has recorded a goal and eight shots on net in three games this season. He recently participated in his 1000th NHL game, which ended in a 7-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on October 15.

In a corresponding move, the Canadiens have activated Nicolas Deslauriers to take his place in the lineup.

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