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Peter Budaj | Goalie

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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Winnipeg Jets' No. 3 goalie Peter Budaj had a scare, but it looks like he'll only need stitches after a puck managed to cut his forehead.
He's only considered day-to-day. Budaj doesn't carry much value unless there are some serious trades/injuries in Winnipeg, and even then it wouldn't be a situation for anything but the deepest fantasy leagues. It's been a tough time for Montreal's former backup. Oct 11 - 4:21 PM

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Peter Budaj's right hand was injured Friday night, blood was seen on the ice as well.

He would return to the bench after receiving treatment for the injury. No word of the type or extent of the injury, yet. We'll keep you posted.
Oct 11 - 12:00 AM

Peter Budaj went unclaimed on waivers.

Budaj will start the season in the minors as a result. The Jets acquired him from Montreal so that he could provide them with some organizational depth.
Oct 7 - 12:17 PM

Peter Budaj has been placed on waivers by Winnipeg.

This is certainly an odd move after the Jets acquired Budaj from Montreal on Sunday. If he clears, and that's certainly not a given, then he will head to the minors for some insurance depth. Michael Hutchinson will be Ondrej Pavelec's backup entering the season.
Oct 6 - 12:56 PM

The Winnipeg Jets acquired goaltender Peter Budaj and forward Patrick Holland from the Montreal Canadiens for forward Eric Tangradi.

With Carey Price and Dustin Tokarski in goal, Budaj was the odd man out in Montreal. The 32-year-old is nothing more than a backup at this point.
Oct 5 - 12:51 PM

Peter Budaj says he’s not losing any sleep because of the battle for the Montreal Canadiens’ backup goalie job.

Budaj has been Montreal’s backup for the last three seasons, but has some legit competition in the form of Dustin Tokarski this year. After Carey Price was injured during last year’s playoffs, the Habs decided to start Tokarski over Budaj. "It’s not my decision," said Budaj. "I just work hard and do my best." Tokarski is younger and makes less money, but Budaj has a one-way contract. Either one of these two goaltenders would have to clear waivers in order to go to the AHL. Montreal may just start the season with three goaltenders on their roster.
Oct 4 - 8:30 AM

Peter Budaj will have to contend with Dustin Tokarski at training camp, as they both vie for Montreal's backup goalie job.

Both of them require waivers to be sent down and GM Marc Bergevin has already suggested that the Canadiens will carry three goaltenders entering the season. Budaj was passed over by Tokarski for starts in the playoffs when Carey Price was injured, but he's been a decent backup for the club for the past three seasons.
Sep 18 - 10:16 AM

Carey Price had some very nice things to say about Montreal back up goalie Peter Budaj Saturday as the Canadiens cleaned out their lockers at their training facility.

Price told reporters that Budaj's attitude and support during the playoffs was exceptional. "Peter is one of the genuinely nicest human beings I've ever met," Price said. "He’s an unbelievable back-up. He's a really good friend of mine. He's one of the best friends I have on this team. He showed a lot of character. He never hung his head. He never pouted. And he showed the utmost support for everybody including Dustin [Tolarski]. It takes a special person to do that." That's all nice, but it doesn't mean he will be back in Montreal next season despite having a year left on his current contract.
Jun 1 - 10:46 AM

Peter Budaj hopes to be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season.

"I have one year left in my contract and I hope to play here," he said. Budaj stayed stapled to the bench during the playoffs even though number one netminder Carey Price wasn't able to play due to injury. Montreal chose to ride Dustin Tokarski instead and he played brilliantly while Price was sidelined. Budaj has been a decent backup for the Canadiens over the past three seasons, but the revelation of Tokarski could make the team reassess the situation.
May 31 - 1:45 PM

Peter Budaj may have been disappointed about not starting in Game 2 against New York, but he helped get Dustin Tokarski ready for his playoff debut on Monday night.

"He supported me all day," said Tokarski after he made 27 saves in a 3-1 loss to the Rangers. The Canadiens decided to give Tokarski a look because he has enjoyed success in big moments before throughout his career at the junior and minor-league levels. Budaj also hasn't enjoyed much success at the NHL level during the postseason, with an .843 save percentage and a 5.13 goals-against average in seven appearances. It's unclear who will get the start for Montreal in Game 3 on Thursday.
May 20 - 8:37 AM

Peter Budaj stopped only five of eight shots directed his way in the third period Saturday.

Budaj replaced Carey Price to start the third period in the opening game of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final with the Habs trailing 4-1. Budaj could not stop the onslaught as the Rangers eventually won 7-2. Game 2 will be on Monday and unless Price is hurt, he will get the start in goal for Montreal.
May 18 - 9:22 AM

Montreal goaltender Peter Budaj was tagged with a loss in a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Blackhawks Wednesday night.

Budaj has been an effective backup for the Habs this season, though he was just okay in this contest, stopping 25 of 28 shots in the loss. His record now stands at 10-8-3 while his GAA is 2.51 and his save percentage is .908.
Apr 9 - 10:24 PM

Peter Budaj will play between the pipes on Wednesday against Chicago.

If everything goes according to plan, then that will be Budaj's final start of the regular season. He has a 2.49 GAA and .910 save percentage in 23 games in 2013-14.
Apr 8 - 1:32 PM

Peter Budaj allowed four goals on 43 shots but received plenty of offensive support en route to a 7-4 victory over the Senators on Friday night.

Budaj has won two straight to snap out of a four game slump, improving his record to 10-8-2 with a .910 save percentage and 2.49 goals against average. It was a wild night in Ottawa, where the Sens scored three goals in the first six minutes, but the Habs responded with seven straight goals of their own.
Apr 4 - 11:11 PM

Peter Budaj will get the call for Montreal on Friday in Ottawa.

The Canadiens will likely go back to Carey Price for Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Apr 3 - 5:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Mathieu Perreault
4Patrice Cormier
5Jim Slater
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Evander Kane
3Adam Lowry
4T.J. Galiardi
5Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Dustin Byfuglien
3Michael Frolik
4Matt Halischuk
5Anthony Peluso
D1Tobias Enstrom
2Zach Bogosian
3Jacob Trouba
4Grant Clitsome
5Mark Stuart
6Adam Pardy
7Paul Postma
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson