The Panthers indicated Wednesday that Montoya is okay after leaving Monday's game against the Kings with an undisclosed injury, Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Montoya appears to be doing well enough that the Panthers will not recall a goalie in advance of Friday's game against the Islanders, indicating he should be available for the contest. He should be good to go moving forward barring an odd setback of some kind.
Montoya left Monday's game against the Kings after a collision with Nick Shore in the first period, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Montoya was replaced by Roberto Luongo in net after just 8:38 of ice time. He is doubtful to return in this game. That nature of the injury is unclear at this point.
Montoya will start in goal Monday against the Kings, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Montoya hasn't started since Nov. 4, with Roberto Luongo continuing to see the lion's share of work in the net so far. However, Montoya will finally return to the crease Monday, where he's been solid so far this season. In four appearances, the 30-year-old netminder has a 2-1-1 record with a 2.22 save percentage and .922 save percentage. Montoya will likely need to knock some rust of having not started in over two weeks, and he'll face a Kings team that's scored just 2.50 goals per game this season to rank just above the bottom third in the category.
Montoya will be between the pipes in Thursday's game against the Sharks, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. With Roberto Luongo receiving the starting nod Wednesday against the Ducks, Montoya will be in goal Thursday against San Jose in the second of back-to-back contests. Montoya has been solid this season, posting a 2-0-1 record with a 2.15 GAA and .934 save percentage. The Sharks aren't exactly an intimidating matchup, as they have averaged 2.67 goals scored per game this season, 16th best in the NHL.
Montoya will start between the pipes Saturday against the Capitals, Harry Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports. Despite starting Friday, Montoya will continue his stint in net Saturday as he looks for his third win on the season. He's still slotted behind Roberto Luongo for the primary goalkeeping position, but Montoya does boast an impressive .948 save percentage and a 1.50 GAA this season.
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