Plekanec retires a Hab
Tomas Plekanec is retiring after the Montreal Canadiens placed the veteran centre on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. Plekanec said that while he still wants to play hockey, possibly in his native Czech Republic, he’s not interested in being claimed by another NHL team. “I always wanted to retire as a Montreal Canadien,” Plekanec said. “It’s something that I’m really proud of.” Plekanec, who played his 1,000th NHL game on Oct. 15, hasn’t played since Oct. 17 and leaves the NHL with 233 goals and 375 assists.