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Dustin Tokarski | Goalie

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 197
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Dustin Tokarski has signed a two-year contract extension with the Canadiens.
In three games with Montreal this season Tokarski posted a 2-0-0 record with a stellar .946 save percentage and a 1.84 goals against average. In 40 games in Hamilton, Tokarski was equally impressive with a 20-15-3 record and an .920 save percentage and 2.36 goals against average. We like his prospects for the future as Carey Price's understudy. Apr 12 - 11:08 AM

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Dustin Tokarski has been returned to the minors.

Carey Price will be back in the lineup on Thursday against the Islanders and Peter Budaj will back him up.
Apr 10 - 1:04 PM

The Montreal Canadiens recalled goalie Dustin Tokarski from the AHL on Sunday.

It's unlikely he'll make much of an impact, as he's expected to back up Peter Budaj so the Habs can give Carey Price a breather with little on the line. Even so, keep an eye out for a potential start/relief appearance. He's been sharp in very limited NHL action this season.
Apr 8 - 5:27 PM

Rookie goaltender Dustin Tokarski turned aside 29 shots to earn his first NHL shutout in the Montreal Canadiens' 2-0 win over the Sabres in Buffalo Sunday night.

Tokarski was summoned from the Habs' AHL affiliate in Hamilton and filled in effectively for starter Carey Price, who didn't make the trip a day after stopping 30 shots in a 5-4 overtime victory against the Ottawa Senators. That was Price's first NHL start since Feb. 8. Coach Michel Therrien was wary of playing Price on consecutive nights after the goalie aggravated a lower-body injury during Canada's gold-medal run at the Sochi Olympics. With the win Sunday, the Canadiens vaulted into second place in the Atlantic Division by jumping ahead of Toronto and Tampa Bay. Tokarski improved to 2-0 this season and 3-3-1 in his NHL career.
Mar 16 - 9:53 PM

Dustin Tokarski has been reassigned to the minors.

Montreal will get Carey Price back in the fold on Saturday, so Tokarski will resume playing for the Canadiens' AHL affiliate in Hamilton.
Mar 15 - 4:46 PM

In his first NHL game in two years, Dustin Tokarski made 39 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped four of six shootout attempts to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center Wednesday night.

Tokarski appeared in his first NHL game since March 19, 2012. The 24-year-old was mostly solid, but he was victimized by a random bounce that allowed Anaheim to tie it 2-2. The Habs will play again tonight so it seems like Peter Budaj or Carey Price will start if he recovers from his injury.
Mar 6 - 3:47 AM

Dustin Tokarski is expected to get the start in goal for Montreal Wednesday.

It will be his first start this season after seven games in the last three seasons with Tampa Bay. He was 17-13-2 this season with Hamilton of the AHL as his GAA was 2.34 with a .919 save percentage. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Mar 5 - 3:19 PM

Dustin Tokarski dressed as Montreal's backup goalie on Wednesday night.

Carey Price aggravated an injury in the morning, so he sat out the contest. Tokarski will probably warm the bench again in Thursday's contest against Pittsburgh, while Peter Budaj gets another start.
Feb 27 - 9:58 AM

Dustin Tokarski has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Montreal.

He was acquired by the Canadiens organization last year in a minor-league swap that sent Cedrick Desjardins to Tampa Bay. In 15 games with AHL Hamilton after the move, Tokarski posted a 6-8-0 record with a .927 save percentage and a 2.22 GAA.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 02:21:00 PM

Tampa Bay has shipped Dustin Tokarski to Montreal in exchange for Cedrick Desjardins.

The two clubs traded minor-league goalies on Thursday. Tokarski helped backstop Norfolk to a Calder Cup championship last season. In 2012-13 with Syracuse, he has posted an 18-8-4 record, a 2.46 GAA and a .900 save percentage.
Source: TSN.ca
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 11:55:00 AM

Dustin Tokarski recorded a shutout in Syracuse's 3-0 win over Norfolk on Friday night.

It was his second perfect game of the season, as he made 22 saves. Tokarski has been a little inconsistent in the AHL with a 2.24 goals-against average and .907 save percentage, but he should battle for a role with the Lightning once the season starts.
Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:28:00 PM

Dustin Tokarski has won nine of his last 11 games for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.

Tokarski is 10-4-2 with a 2.33 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage on the season. "Tokarski has gone through a maturity process and has improved a lot in the way he handles practice and gets ready for games," Crunch general manager Julien Brisebois said. Tokarski is projected to get an opportunity to be Tampa Bay's starter when the lockout ends.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 09:18:00 PM

Dustin Tokarski sticked aside 29 shots in Syracuse's 4-0 victory over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday night.

Tokarski is probably behind the eight-ball when it comes to making the Lightning's opening-night roster. He's been so-so in the AHL with a 2.33 goals-against average and .907 save percentage. This was his first shutout of the year.
Sat, Dec 15, 2012 10:16:00 PM

Dustin Tokarski had 25 saves in Syracuse's 6-1 win over Worcester on Sunday evening.

With Anders Lindback in town, Torkarski probably has little chance to be with the parent club right away, especially in a back-up role. That being said, he's been exceptional in the AHL this season with a 1.89 goals-against average and .917 save percentage.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 07:22:00 PM

Dustin Tokarski yielded five goals on 24 shots Friday night.

Not the way you want to begin the year. Tokarski had a great year in the AHL last season, recording a 2.23 goals-against average and .913 save percentage, but he struggled when given a chance with the big club. He'll have plenty of time to iron out the kinks now, though, especially with Anders Lindback now in town.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 10:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tomas Plekanec
2David Desharnais
3Lars Eller
4Daniel Briere
5Ryan White
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Rene Bourque
4Brandon Prust
5Travis Moen
6Michael Bournival
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Brian Gionta
3Brendan Gallagher
4George Parros
5Michael Blunden
6Dale Weise
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Josh Gorges
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Francis Bouillon
7Jarred Tinordi
8Doug Murray
G1Carey Price
2Peter Budaj