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Al Montoya | Goalie | #35

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 201
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (6) / NYR
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The Montreal Canadiens have announced that Al Montoya is out indefinitely with a concussion.
During Montreal's game against the Buffalo Sabres, the Canadiens announced that backup goalie Al Montoya would be out with a concussion. He last played a week ago against the Winnipeg Jets. The Canadiens are already without Carey Price (lower body) and are starting Charlie Lindgren with Zachary Fucale backing him up. Nov 11 - 8:22 PM

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Al Montoya has suffered an upper-body injury.

The timing of Montoya going on the sidelines is particularly problematic for the Canadiens because they were already missing Carey Price (lower body). Fortunately third-string goaltender Charlie Lindgren has been impressive since being called up from the AHL. With Montoya also sidelined, Montreal has summoned Zach Fucale on an emergency basis and he'll likely serve as Lindgren's understudy.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 10 - 12:21 PM

Al Montoya turned aside 19 of 23 shots in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Montoya was between the pipes because Carey Price is dealing with a lower-body injury. Montreal was up 2-1 in the second period, but the Jets tied the game before the end of the frame. Early in the third, Winnipeg scored back-to-back power play goals to go up 4-2, but the Canadiens were able to complete the comeback. Montoya now has a 2-1-0 record with a 3.78 goals-against-average and a .863 save percentage this season. He's nothing more than a backup goalie, which means he has no fantasy value.
Nov 4 - 11:37 PM

Al Montoya will play between the pipes against Winnipeg on Saturday.

Carey Price is dealing with a minor lower-body injury. It's not clear if Montoya would start again on Sunday if Price is also unavailable for that contest.
Nov 3 - 2:54 PM

Al Montoya stopped 25 of 28 shots in Monday's 8-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Montoya's night got off to a rocky start, as he allowed a goal to Tom Pyatt just 21 seconds into the game. Things settled down nicely after that. Montoya now owns a 1-1-0 record with a 3.76 goals-against-average and a .873 save percentage this season. He'll continue to serve as Carey Price's backup, which means he won't have any fantasy value.
Oct 30 - 11:19 PM

Al Montoya will be between the pipes Monday against Ottawa.

Montoya hasn't played since he permitted five goals on 42 shots in a 5-1 loss to Los Angeles back on Oct. 18. This will be his second start of the year and his third appearance.
Oct 30 - 12:46 PM

Al Montoya allowed five goals on 42 shots in Wednesday's 5-1 loss ins Los Angeles.

Montoya was getting a chance with Carey Price resting after some early-season struggles. The results were about the same, as Montoya offered little relief. He sees sporadic playing time and isn't worth using in most pools unless Price goes down with some sort of long-term ailment.
Oct 19 - 3:22 AM

Al Montoya will be the Canadiens' starter on Wednesday.

That will provide Carey Price, who has struggled out of the gate, his first game off of the campaign. Montoya had a 2.67 GAA and .912 save percentage in 19 contests this season.
Oct 18 - 5:40 PM

Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien declared backup goaltender Al Montoya has being 'good to go' during his pre-game press conference.

Montoya was slated to start the regular season as Carey Price's backup but a string of sub-par pre-season starts has opened the door for Charlie Lindgren to take over. Nothing is finalized yet but we expect the backup goaltending situation to be cleared up by tomorrow. For what it's worth, Charlie Lindgren will be backing up Carey Price tonight.
Sep 30 - 5:22 PM

Al Montoya was struck in the neck by the puck and that area is bruised.

Montoya was hurt Wednesday morning. He's considered day-to-day.
Sep 27 - 6:25 PM

Al Montoya (lower body) is very close to a return to the lineup.

If he's healthy then he could start this weekend when Montreal plays against Tampa Bay (Friday) and Detroit (Saturday) in a back-to-back situation. Montoya will not suit up in Wednesday's game versus Buffalo.
Apr 5 - 4:10 PM

Al Montoya took part in the Canadiens' morning skate on Monday.

Montoya didn't dress for the team's game against the Panthers tonight, but it's a good sign that he rejoined the team in Florida. It's unclear when he'll be back in the lineup. He'll likely get one more start before the end of the year.
Apr 3 - 9:37 PM

Al Montoya didn't travel to Tampa Bay on Friday afternoon.

Montoya won't be Carey Price's backup in Saturday's game against the Bolts. He hasn't been dressed since suffering a lower-body injury during Tuesday's morning skate. Head coach Claude Julien said Montoya could rejoin the team Monday in Florida or Wednesday in Buffalo. Charlie Lindgren will be Price's backup until Montoya comes back.
Apr 1 - 10:35 AM

Al Montoya is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

He underwent treatment Wednesday after tweaking something at Tuesday's practice. Charlie Lindgren is up with the Canadiens now to serve as Carey Price's understudy.
Mar 30 - 9:02 AM

Al Montoya suffered a lower-body injury during Tuesday's morning skate.

He was expected to start against Dallas, but now Carey Price will get the nod. Montreal may have to call someone up from the minors to serve as the backup goalie.
Mar 28 - 11:45 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Drouin
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
4Jacob De La Rose
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Paul Byron
4Charles Hudon
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Andrew Shaw
3Artturi Lehkonen
4Ales Hemsky
5Byron Froese
6Nikita Scherbak
D1Shea Weber
2Jeff Petry
3Victor Mete
4Karl Alzner
5Jordie Benn
6Brandon Davidson
7Joe Morrow
8Jakub Jerabek
9David Schlemko
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya
3Charlie Lindgren
4Antti Niemi