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Canadiens sign Tomas Plekanec to 2-year extension

The Montreal Canadiens have inked a two-year, $12 million contract extension with centre Tomas Plekanec.

Veteran centre has scored 4 goals in 5 games

Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec has signed a two-year, $12M contract extension. (Seth Wenig/Canadian Press)

The Montreal Canadiens have inked a two-year, $12 million contract extension with Tomas Plekanec that will see the veteran centre get $7 million for the first season and $5 million for the second season.

Plekanec, who will soon turn 33, could have become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season after finishing his six-year $30 million contract.

Plekanec has started the season with four goals in five games and has 503 points in 766 career games.

He was one of nine Canadiens who took to the ice in an optional practice Friday morning.

Captain Max Pacioretty, who didn't skate, was present to offer Plekanec his congratulations, while the players tapped their sticks on the ice in celebration to the news that Plekanec would be staying with the team through 2017-18.

La Presse Canadienne

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