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Tom Gilbert
May 7: Gilbert registered an assist in on the Habs' lone goal in Wednesday's Game 3 loss to the Lightning. Gilbert has tallied either a goal or assist in each of the three games of the series and ranks as the team's second-highest scorer during the postseason with four points. While it's been a nice run for the defensemen, the Habs simply can't hope to overcome the 3-0 deficit unless their big guns at forward (Max Pacioretty, Tomas Plekanec, to name a couple) aren't producing.

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Apr 25: Gilbert scored his first career NHL playoff goal in Friday's Game 5 loss to Ottawa. While it was a nice milestone for Gilbert, the Habs are in trouble, having lost two straight games. The 32-year-old isn't a big offensive producer, having registered just one point in these playoffs, but he's logging decent minutes and has posted a 45-point season in his past. Don't expect many more goals, but he does play on the second power-play unit, so he could rack up a few more points if the Habs make it out of the first round.

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Apr 15: Gilbert (upper body) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's postseason opener against the Senators, John Lu of TSN reports. With Gilbert now healthy after missing the Canadiens' last two regular-season contests, Sergei Gonchar, Greg Pateryn, and Mike Weaver will head to the press box to serve as the healthy scratches on defense. The 32-year-old Gilbert had a rough first season in Montreal, seeing his scoring total drop 16 points from the total of 28 he posted with the Panthers in 2013-14.

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Apr 14: Gilbert (upper body) practiced with the Canadiens on Monday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. Gilbert's participation in practice could have him in line for a return to the lineup when the Canadiens begin their first-round playoff series with the Senators on Wednesday. The blueliner missed the Habs' final two regular-season contests due to the injury.

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Apr 10: Gilbert (upper body) will travel to Toronto for Saturday's regular-season finale. Gilbert wasn't a participant in Friday's practice due to the injury, but coach Michel Therrien reaffirmed afterwards that the blueliner is day-to-day. He'll still have the opportunity to play Saturday if he's able to take part in the Habs' morning skate without incident.

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Apr 9: Gilbert will miss Thursday's game against the Red Wings with an upper-body injury. Gilbert recently returned to the lineup after fracturing his jaw, so it's possible he may still be experiencing some sensitivity in that area. The Habs are listing him as a day-to-day, which will give Gilbert a shot at returning to the lineup for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Maple Leafs. Gilbert will be replaced by Greg Pateryn on Thursday.

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Apr 3: Gilbert returned to the lineup Thursday after missing four games with a fractured jaw. He scored a goal and had a team-high four blocked shots over 21:28 of ice time in a 5-4 shootout loss to Washington. Gilbert, who wore extra protection on his helmet, skated on the third pairing with Nathan Beaulieu. At plus-9 for the season, Gilbert ranks third among the team's defensemen.

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Apr 2: Gilbert (jaw) will play Thursday against the Capitals. The fractured jaw sidelined Gilbert for four games. He'll enter back in on the Habs' third defensive pairing, replacing Greg Pateryn.

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Apr 1: Gilbert (fractured jaw) practiced on the third defensive pairing Tuesday and could be back in the lineup for Thursday's game against Washington, the Montreal Gazette reports. Changes on the blue line were expected after Monday night's loss to Tampa Bay, a game in which head coach Michel Therrien was not pleased with the defense. Gilbert has been out the last four games due to the injury.

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Mar 28: Gilbert (face) will not play Saturday against the Panthers, Jessica Rusnak of TSN Radio 690 reports. Gilbert was able to skate on his own Saturday morning, but his lack of involvement in team work suggests he'll sit for a third straight game. Nathan Beaulieu will be able to remain in the lineup with Gilbert still unavailable.

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Mar 24: Gilbert (face), who has already been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Predators, will also sit out Thursday's tilt with the Jets, the Montreal Gazette reports. The Habs decided not to bring Gilbert along on their road trip after he took a puck to the jaw in Saturday's win over the Sharks. Nathan Beaulieu is slated to fill in for Gilbert in the interim.

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Mar 23: Gilbert (face) won't travel with the team to Nashville, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Gilbert took a puck to the face in Saturday's tilt against the Sharks and did not return. He also skipped Monday's practice, and it appears the issue will hold him out Tuesday as well. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward, and his next chance to return will come Thursday against the Jets.

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Mar 21: Gilbert took a puck to the face in Saturday's game against the Sharks and will not return to the ice, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports. The exact severity of Gilbert's injury is still unknown so he should be considered day-to-day until further news is released by the Canadiens. Fortunately for the 32-year-old, Montreal will have a couple of days to rest before the team faces the Predators on Tuesday.

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Mar 5: Gilbert's second period goal sparked a comeback that fell short in Thursday night's 4-3 shootout loss to the Kings. In addition to his third goal of the season, Gilbert also had three blocked shots and skated a season-high 25:52. Los Angeles had dominated play for the first 30 minutes of the game until Gilbert's individual-effort goal ignited the Canadiens, who went on to take a 3-2 lead before losing in the shootout. Gilbert has formed a nice 3-4 defensive pairing with newcomer Jeff Petry.

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Feb 17: Gilbert replaced the injured Sergei Gonchar (upper body) for Monday night's 2-0 win over the Red Wings. Gilbert led the Canadiens with five blocked shots while skating on the second pairing with Alexi Emelin.

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Feb 2: Gilbert collected an assist and two PIM in Sunday's loss to the Coyotes. Gilbert has typically occupied a spot on the Habs' third defensive pairing over Mike Weaver over the last several games, but it still amounts to a diminished role from what he enjoyed with the Panthers a season ago. As a top-four player for Florida in 2013-14, Gilbert tallied 28 points in 73 games; a three-minute drop in ice time this season has limited the blueliner's production with Montreal to just nine points thus far.

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Jan 3: Gilbert scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh. The goal was his first since Oct. 28. He has just seven points on the season and it was his first two-point game since January, 2014. He's not known for his offense, so don't mistake this burst as fantasy worthy. He's not likely to help your roster.

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Nov 28: Gilbert is a healthy scratch Friday night, Hockey Inside Out reports. Head coach Michel Therrien will go with just six defensemen Friday, so someone had to sit.

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Nov 22: Gilbert will likely be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Bruins, Marc Antoine Godin of the Montreal Gazette reports. It appears that the acquisition of Bryan Allen from the Ducks on Thursday will squeeze Gilbert out of the lineup, as he skated as an extra with Nathan Beaulieu at the team's morning skate. Gilbert has shown more offensive upside in the past than Allen, but that production hasn't seemed to translate in his first season in Montreal. He's mustered just three points to accompany his plus-7 rating over 21 games.

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Oct 29: Gilbert scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday night's 2-1 shootout win over Calgary. The lone goal ended up being just enough for netminder Carey Price, who locked the Flames out of his own net 36 times in 37 shots. Gilbert's not the first name we think of when talking about scoring defensemen on the Habs' blue line, but his snap shot found its way past the Flames' Jonas Hiller to bring the game even. He has two points and is plus-3 in 10 games.

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Oct 9: Gilbert made his debut in a Canadiens uniform in Wednesday night's win over Toronto. He had four blocked shots, two hits and four minutes in penalties while finishing a plus-1 in 22:29 of ice time. Gilbert is the replacement for Josh Gorges as one of the Habs' top-four blue-liners. If he continues to block four shots a game, the Montreal faithful will not notice a difference. One other note, Gilbert skated 1:01 on the second-unit power play.

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Sep 22: Gilbert looks like he'll pair up with Andrei Markov on defense this season, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports. Inked by the Habs to a two-year contract in July, Gilbert has been next to Markov since Day 1 in camp, and the pair has seemed to click. Though both blueliners are puck-movers rather than true stay-at-home defensemen, the two vets are both savvy enough to know when to take risks and when to play it safe. It may be difficult for Gilbert to improve upon the 28 points he accrued in 73 games with the Panthers last season, but he shouldn't have much difficulty finishing on the positive side in plus/minus rating now that he's a member of the Eastern Conference runner-ups.

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