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Peter Budaj | Goalie | #31

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 192
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (63) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Peter Budaj has inked a one-year extension with the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings didn't release the financial details of the contract, but this is presumably a two-way deal. Budaj has a 1.60 GAA and .934 save percentage in 43 AHL contests this season. Mar 3 - 10:42 AM

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Peter Budaj has been sent to the minors.

Budaj was originally called up because Jonathan Quick was dealing with an undisclosed injury, but Quick was able to return to the lineup on Tuesday. Consequently, Budaj's demotion was expected.
Feb 17 - 5:00 PM

Peter Budaj stopped 24 of 28 shots in Friday's 5-4 overtime win over the New York Rangers.

Budaj gave up a goal in the first and third periods and two goals in the middle frame. It wasn't a pretty outing for him, but he still managed to pick up the win. This was Budaj's first win and appearance of the season. He has a 3.85 goals-against-average and a .857 save percentage.
Feb 12 - 10:10 PM

Peter Budaj will probably play between the pipes on Friday.

Budaj was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate, which is usually a good indicator of who will get the start. He was called up on an emergency basis because Jonathan Quick is dealing with an undisclosed injury. Budaj hasn't played for Los Angeles yet this season, but he had a 1.58 GAA and .935 save percentage in the minors.
Feb 12 - 11:52 AM

Peter Budaj has been called up on an emergency basis.

Budaj has a 1.58 GAA and .935 save percentage in 38 AHL contests this season. He's with the Kings now because Jonathan Quick is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
Feb 11 - 6:22 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have sent Peter Budaj to the Ontario Reign of the AHL.

Budaj passed through waivers Saturday and was sent down. The nine year NHL veteran will provide insurance in net for the Kings should either Jonathan Quick or Jhonas Enroth suffer an injury.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 08:28:00 AM

Peter Budaj has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

Budaj can earn $575,000 in the NHL or $100,000 at the AHL level. He's been placed on waivers, presumably so that he can start the season in the minors.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 01:18:00 PM

Peter Budaj has been assigned to AHL Ontario's training camp.

Budaj had been attending the Kings' camp on a tryout basis. If he does sign with Los Angeles, he'll start the season in the minors.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 06:57:00 PM

Peter Budaj will attend Los Angeles' training camp on a professional tryout.

The Kings signed Jhonas Enroth to a one-year, $1.25 million deal on the first day of free agency. The presence of Budaj will create some competition for the backup role behind Jonathan Quick. Still, it will be difficult for him to wrestle the position away from Enroth. Budaj appeared in 19 games with the AHL's St. John's IceCaps last season, where he had a 3.55 goals-against average and an .888 save percentage. Prior to that, he played three seasons with the Montreal Canadiens.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 07:03:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 04:21:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 12:00:00 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.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 12:17:00 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.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 12:56:00 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.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 12:51:00 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.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 08:30:00 AM

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