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Al Montoya | Goalie | #35

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 201
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (6) / NYR
Contract: view contract details

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Al Montoya did not play on Saturday after being hit in the neck by the puck in practice Friday.
Laurent Brossoit was recalled for Saturday's tilt against Arizona and the worry in Edmonton is that Montoya could have suffered another concussion as he had one this season when with the Canadiens. "We’ll have to evaluate him in the morning," coach Todd McLellan said Saturday. "It’s a situation where we have to evaluate him on a day-by-day basis. I think he looked a lot better this afternoon than he did yesterday afternoon." Montoya is 3-2-1 this season with a 3.23 GAA and a .879 save percentage. Feb 18 - 7:23 AM

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Al Montoya took a shot off the mask in practice Friday.

As of now, the Oilers have not recalled a goalie from the minors, which is a good indication that Montoya will be able to dress for Saturday's matinee against the Coyotes. That said, he is not likely to start. If Montoya is feeling better on Sunday, he could get the call for the second of back-to-back contests when the Oilers face off against Colorado.
Feb 17 - 12:11 PM

Al Montoya allowed five goals on 29 shots in a 6-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Montoya had the Oilers staring down a 3-0 barrel just over two minutes into the second period before making a few nice saves that helped get them in front 4-3. A bad third period ending up costing the Oilers two points in what made for a great game. Edmonton's backup netminder has a 3-2-1 record this season with a 3.23 goals-against-average and a .879 save percentage.
Feb 11 - 12:45 AM

Al Montoya will start in goal tonight against the San Jose Sharks.

Montoya's last start resulted in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche. The Oilers are on the second half of a back-to-back and are just giving Cam Talbot a breather. Montoya has a 3-1-1 record this season with a 2.97 goals-against-average and a .888 save percentage.
Feb 10 - 3:36 PM

Al Montoya made 27 saves on 31 shots in a 4-3 OT loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.

While it remains unclear on whether Montoya speaking to the media on game day would've helped, Montoya did his best to hold the fort for the Oilers on Thursday. His record now falls to 3-1-1 with a 2.97 GAA and an .888 save percentage
Feb 2 - 12:57 AM

Al Montoya will get the start in Thursday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

He has a 3-1-0 record with a 2.80 goals-against-average and a .891 save percentage this season. Montoya has made three appearances since being acquired from Montreal.
Feb 1 - 6:30 PM

Although we would normally anoint Cam Talbot as the Oilers' propable starter for a Saturday night game, we believe there is a good chance that Al Montoya will get the call against Vegas.

Talbot was pulled after allowing two goals on only three shots Friday night against the success-challenged Coyotes and Montoya was perfect in relief stopping 20 shots to lead the Oilers to a 4-2 win. That adds upt to a Montoya start to us. Check back with us closer to the 10:00 pm ET puck drop for an update.
Jan 13 - 1:35 PM

Al Montoya stopped all 20 shots he faced in relief of Cam Talbot in a 4-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Talbot started the game but was pulled after allowing two goals on three shots less than four minutes into the game. It's Montoya's first win as an Edmonton Oiler, and his third win in six overall outings this season. His record currently sits at 3-1-0 with a 2.86 goals against average and a .889 save percentage.
Jan 12 - 11:40 PM

Al Montoya saw his first NHL action since a concussion took him out of the lineup on November 4.

Montoya was traded on Friday to Edmonton from Montreal and quickly saw his first action in two months as the Oilers pulled Cam Talbot five minutes into the second period after the Stars took a 4-0 lead. Montoya face 14 shots the rest of the way and allowed one goal. "It’s difficult, but maybe the best for him as an individual, not a lot of time to think about things," coach Todd McLellan said. "For a goaltender who hasn’t played in a little while, coming to a brand new environment, I thought he played well and made some sharp saves. He controlled the game back there; he knew when to freeze it and when not to. That was a positive." Montoya is 2-1 this season with a 3.49 GAA and a .871 save percentage. He will back up Talbot the rest of the way.
Jan 7 - 8:31 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have announced that newly acquired goaltender Al Montoya have been activated from injured reserve.

The Oilers acquired Montoya from the Habs in exchange for a conditional fifth round pick that can become a fourth round pick if Montoya plays in seven or more games this season. The 32-year-old goaltender has a 2-1-0 record with a 3.78 goals against average and a .863 save percentage this season.
Jan 6 - 12:14 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that Al Montoya has been traded to the Edmonton Oilers.

In return, the Habs will receive a conditional 2018 fifth round draft pick. If Montoya plays seven or more regular season games, the pick will become a fourth round pick. The 32-year-old goaltender is still recovering from a concussion. He has a 2-1-0 record with a 3.78 goals against average and a .863 save percentage.
Jan 5 - 12:47 AM

Al Montoya (concussion) skated on Monday with his teammates.

Montoya has been out since early November with a concussion, but getting back on the ice for practice is an encouraging sign. Still, it's unclear when the Canadiens backup goalie will be ready to return.
Jan 1 - 5:00 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 08:22:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 12:21:00 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.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 11:37:00 PM

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6Brandon Davidson
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G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit
3Al Montoya