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Canadiens re-sign Plekanec

Updated: June 22, 2010, 8:58 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

MONTREAL -- Tomas Plekanec removed his name from the free-agent market Tuesday, signing a six-year, $30 million deal to remain with the Montreal Canadiens.

Plekanec was slated to become an unrestricted free agent July 1 and would have been among the bigger names in a thin free-agent forward class.

The 27-year-old center led the Canadiens with a career-high 70 points (25 goals, 45 assists) in 82 games this season. His regular season was a big improvement from 2008-09 when he had 20 ...

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