Is a familiar face about to return to the Habs?

A Tweet this morning from TSN's Pierre LeBrun suggests that the Canadiens are poised to announce the return of Tomas Plekanec to their lineup after the NHL free agent market opens at 12pm EDT

Plekanec is expected to be signed to a one-year deal. There's no indication of the value of the signing. 


As we speculated for a while now, the Canadiens will announce the return of Tomas Plekanec today once the market opens. One-year deal. He had some serious interest from Chicago, I believe, but returns to the Habs

— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 1, 2018


Plekanec played the first 14 seasons of his career with the Habs before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. 

The 35-year-old center currently sits just two games shy of the one-thousand NHL games plateau. 

More to come...