Fucale was re-assigned to AHL Laval on Tuesday, Stu Cowan of The Montreal Gazette reports. Fucale was initially brought up to serve as added depth since Carey Price (lower body) and Al Montoya (concussion) are both sitting out. However, Laval plays on Wednesday and it isn't necessary for the Canadiens to continue to carry three netminders, leading to Facale's departure.
Fucale was emergency recalled from AHL Laval on Friday. Fucale's promotion comes after Al Montoya (upper body) picked up an injury. The 22-year-old has posted a 4-1-0 record in five minor-league outings, but he recorded a .881 save percentage to go along with the wins, indicating his offense has been bailing him out. Once Montoya or Carey Price (lower body) is cleared for action, Fucale will head back to the AHL, where he will likely spend the bulk of the 2017-18 campaign.
Fucale was recalled from AHL Laval on Tuesday. Fucale's recall comes on the heels of Charlie Lindgren sustaining a lower-body injury prior to Monday's loss to the Maple Leafs. Assuming Lindgren's injury is somewhat serious, Fucale will likely be used to finish out the preseason as the third goalie, but he isn't likely to make the Opening Night roster with Carey Price and Al Montoya standing in his way.
Fucale was sent to AHL St. John's on Wednesday. Fucale was originally promoted in the wake of a lower-body injury to backup Al Montoya, but the Habs have decided to go with Charlie Lindgren in that spot instead. However, the AHL is still considered a step up from ECHL Brampton, where Fucale had been playing before his initial recall to the Habs.
Fucale was recalled from the Brampton Beast of the ECHL on an emergency basis, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports. After scheduled starter Al Montoya went down with a lower-body injury, Fucale was called into action to serve as Carey Price's backup for Tuesday's matchup with Dallas. If Montoya is forced to miss an extended period of time, Fucale may see some action in the Montreal goal, but it's more likely in that scenario that the Habs would opt for a more experienced goalie than the 21-year-old.
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