MonMontreal Canadiens
Tom Gilbert
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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