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Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Loaned to AHL
Primeau was reassigned to AHL Laval on Sunday.
Primeau has appeared in three games with Montreal this season. If Jake Allen (lower body) isn't ready to return Wednesday against the Islanders, the 23-year-old Primeau could be back with the big club.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Recalled from AHL
Primeau was recalled from AHL Laval on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Primeau stopped 28 shots in a 5-4 loss to AHL Cleveland on Friday. He is 0-2-0 at the NHL level this season, stopping 46 of 54 shots.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Back in AHL
Primeau was sent to AHL Laval on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Primeau gave up five goals on 21 shots in a 5-0 loss to Detroit on Tuesday. He is 0-2-0, but played well in his previous loss, stopping 24 of 26 shots in a 3-2 loss to Philadelphia on March 28. Primeau was 16-14-6 with a 3.07 GAA and .906 save percentage at AHL Laval before his promotion.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Struggles in loss
Primeau allowed five goals on 21 shots in Tuesday's 5-0 loss to the Red Wings.
Primeau allowed a pair of goals in each of the first two periods and another in the third frame. The 23-year-old netminder falls to 0-2-0 with an .852 save percentage in his first three outings this season. Primeau shouldn't be relied on for fantasy purposes, though he could see a few more starting opportunities down the stretch on a rebuilding Montreal team.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Tending twine Tuesday
Primeau will be recalled from AHL Laval to start Tuesday's home game against Detroit.
Primeau made 24 saves last Tuesday in a 3-2 loss to Philadelphia prior to being returned to the minors. This will be his third NHL appearance of the 2022-23 campaign. In 20 career contests with the Canadiens, Primeau has a 3-11-2 record with a 4.05 GAA and an .876 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Sent down after start
Primeau was reassigned to AHL Laval following Tuesday's game versus the Flyers.
Primeau allowed two goals on 26 shots in a 3-2 loss in his first NHL start of the season. The 23-year-old netminder may get another look down the stretch, but Jake Allen and Sam Montembeault figure to see most of the starts to close out the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Starting Tuesday
Primeau will patrol the crease in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
With Montreal out of the playoff hunt, the team will turn to Primeau down the stretch to get him some more NHL action. In 19 career games with Montreal, the 23-year-old has gone 3-10-2 while registering a brutal 4.19 GAA and .873 save percentage. His last NHL win actually came against the Flyers when he stopped 37 of 39 shots during the 2021-22 season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Promoted to NHL
Primeau was recalled from AHL Laval on Monday.
Primeau will join the team Tuesday in Philadelphia. He stopped six of seven shots in his lone NHL appearance this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Sent to AHL affiliate
Primeau was assigned to AHL Laval on Wednesday.
Primeau's demotion suggests Jake Allen (upper body) may be ready to return Thursday versus Detroit. As long as Allen and Sam Montembeault are both healthy, Primeau will likely remain in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Appears in relief
Primeau appeared in relief Thursday in a 6-2 loss to Florida. He made six saves on seven shots in the third period in his season debut.
He's up on an emergency recall because of an injury to Jake Allen (upper body) and could see more time should an IR stint be needed. Primeau was solid Thursday, but it's a tall task playing behind the Montreal D.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Emergency recalled
Primeau was called up from AHL Laval on Monday under emergency conditions.
Primeau will serve as the backup to Sam Montembeault against the Kraken on Monday due to the injury to Jake Allen (upper body). Depending on how long Allen is on the shelf, the 23-year-old Primeau could see his first NHL action of the year during an upcoming back-to-back against the Islanders and Rangers on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Heads back to minors
Primeau was returned to AHL Laval on Tuesday.
Montreal summoned Primeau ahead of Monday's game against Pittsburgh because Jake Allen (parental leave) was unavailable. Primeau wasn't in net for the Canadiens' 3-2 overtime win against the Penguins.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Up with Canadiens
Primeau was summoned by Montreal on Monday.
The Canadiens needed an extra goaltender because Jake Allen (parental leave) won't play Monday versus Pittsburgh. Primeau had a 4.62 GAA and .868 save percentage in 12 games with Montreal in 2021-22. He has a 5.58 GAA and .842 save percentage in one AHL contest this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Sent down Monday
Primeau was sent down to AHL Laval on Monday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
This move was expected. Primeau is the heir apparent to the crease in Montreal, but that's not going to happen this season. The 23-year-old will serve as the primary goalie for the Rocket, for whom he's played 82 games since the 2019-20 season. Jake Allen and Sam Montembeault will guard the net for the Canadiens.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Takes loss Thursday
Primeau stopped 29 of 33 shots in Thursday's 4-3 preseason loss to the Senators.
Primeau allowed a goal 38 seconds into the game, when the Canadiens gave up the puck in their own end. He also allowed a goal on a penalty shot. The good news is that Montreal did not allow a power-play goal -- Ottawa had five chances -- after surrendering six over the last two preseason games while on the penalty kill. The 23-year-old netminder will be the primary goalie at AHL Laval while Jake Allen and Sam Montembeault hold the fort in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: In goal Thursday
Primeau will be between the pipes at home versus Ottawa on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Primeau recorded just one win in 12 appearances last season, going 1-7-1 with a 4.62 GAA. The netminder will be hard-pressed to unseat Sam Montembeault as the No. 2 option behind Jake Allen. With this likely to be Primeau's final preseason tilt, fantasy players should expect him to be sent down to the minors in the coming days.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Plays all game
Primeau stopped 29 of 34 shots in Saturday's 5-4 preseason overtime loss to the Senators.
Primeau played the entire game and was mostly sharp, but the goalie was victimized on the power play, where Ottawa scored three of its goals. Montreal managed just 16 shots of its own but led most of the way until Shane Pinto's second power-play goal beat Primeau to send the game into OT. Primeau is expected to be the top goalie at AHL Laval this season. The Canadiens will be back in action Monday against Toronto, and Jake Allen is expected to start.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: In goal Saturday
Primeau will guard the road goal in Ottawa on Saturday.
Primeau will get a look in a starting role for this contest. The 23-year-old netminder is still expected to begin the year with AHL Laval, as Jake Allen and Sam Montembeault are expected to handle the goaltending duties in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Inks three-year deal
Primeau signed a three-year, $2.67 million contract with the Canadiens on Thursday.
Primeau's deal is one-way over the length of the contract, though it's no guarantee he spends all three years primarily in the NHL. The 23-year-old struggled behind a bad Canadiens team last year, posting a 1-7-1 record with a 4.62 GAA and an .868 save percentage in 12 games. Primeau will likely need more time to develop in the AHL, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him takeover at least as the full-time backup for the big club at some point during this deal. Jake Allen (groin) and Samuel Montembeault (wrist) will likely begin this year as Montreal's top goalies.... See More ... See Less
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