Canadiens and Plekanec Put Contract Talks on Hold

The Montreal Canadiens and center Tomas Plekanec have put contract extension talks on hold until after the season. The 27-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Plekanec is arguably the top forward free agent this year, and is in line to get a big deal. So far this season he has 64 points (20 goals, 44 assists) in 70 games. Last season he struggled, recording only 39 points in 80 games. In 381 career games, Plekanec has recorded 98 goals, with 150 assists for 248 points.