Fucale's future with Montreal has been cast in doubt after the organization signed Charlie Lindgren out of St. Cloud State University, the Montreal Gazette reports. Fucale, a second-round draft pick in 2013, had been considered the goalie of the future, but has looked mediocre since. The 20-year-old native of nearby Laval has an .893 save percentage the last two seasons. For the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League in 2015-16, Fucale was 15-17-4 with a .901 percentage.
Fucale was recalled by the Canadiens on Monday. This is the first time Fucale has been called up to the NHL. He will essentially be swapping places with Dustin Tokarski who is being sent back down to Montreal's AHL affiliate St. John's. Fucale compiled a 7-2-1 record with a 3.12 GAA and .907 save percentage in 12 outings this season with St John's. He will be backing up Mike Condon who will likely be starting in Carey Price's place while Price recovers from a leg injury.
Zachary Fucale stopped all 25 shots he faced in Quebec's (QMJHL) 7-0 win over Moncton on Tuesday.
Zachary Fucale stopped all 12 shots faced in Team Canada's 8-0 win over Slovakia at the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championship tournament.
Zachary Fucale is expected to be the No. 1 goalie for Team Canada in the World Junior Hockey Championship, Hockey Inside Out reports.
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