Canadiens F Plekanec returns to Montreal for family reasons Staff

3/28/2014 11:28:25 AM

Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec did not travel with the team to Florida, instead returning to Montreal last night for family reasons, the team announced on Friday.

Plekanec scored his 19th and 20th goals of the season to help lead the Canadiens to a 5-4 road victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

The Canadiens take on the Panthers on Saturday.