Medical update: Tomas Plekanec (lower back injury) will not make the trip to Ottawa. David Schlemko (knee) and Shea Weber (knee) will also remain in Montreal to continue their rehab program.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 19, 2018
The Habs also added that David Schlemko, who was hurt in pre-season, along with the sidelined Shea Weber, will continue to rehab in Montreal. The fact that they were mentioned could indicate that they could be nearing a return.
Plekanec, 35, has one goal in three games this season. The Kladno, Czech Republic native recently played and scored in his 1,000th game for the team and last played Wednesday against the St. Louis Blues, where the team celebrated his achievement.
The team has yet to announce how long Plekanec will be sidelined for. He did finish the game on Wednesday.
The road trip is a short one for the Canadiens, as they will return home for a game against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday at the Bell Centre.
Update: The team says that Plekanec will be out a few weeks which likely means he will be placed on injured reserve.
Claude Julien says that Tomas Plekanec could be out several weeks.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 19, 2018