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February 18, 2021 06:56 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour (not injury related) will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against Washington, Tom Gulitti of reports.

Montour will make his return to the lineup Thursday for the first time since he was placed in the COVID-19 protocol Feb. 3. The 26-year-old will be a nice addition to the lineup, as he's averaging 21:02 per game to go along with two assists. He'll slot in on the second defensive pair with Henri Jokiharju for the game.

February 16, 2021 06:40 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Remains unavailable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour (not injury related) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Islanders, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Montour was activated from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Monday, but he'll need a few more practices to get his legs under him. HIs next chance to play is Thursday versus the Capitals. The 26-year-old has recorded two assists, 17 shots on net and 12 blocked shots through 10 games.

February 16, 2021 05:04 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Remains game-time decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour (COVID-19 protocols) has been cleared to play but is still a game-time call against the Islanders on Tuesday, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

Montour shouldn't be expected to offer much in terms of fantasy value considering he's registered just one assist, four shots and seven blocks in his last five outings despite averaging 20:28 of ice time. While he's an important member of the Sabres as a shutdown defender, Montour probably won't find himself utilized much by fantasy players regardless of format.

February 15, 2021 05:32 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Not ready yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour (COVID-19 protocol) won't play in Monday's game versus the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Montour was considered a game-time decision Monday. However, it's clear that he won't be ready after he wasn't activated from the league's virus protocol. Rasmus Ristolainen and Jake McCabe are also out. Will Borgen and Brandon Davidson were promoted from the taxi squad to add depth on the blue line.

February 15, 2021 02:36 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour (COVID-19 protocols) will be a game-time decision against the Islanders on Monday after coming off the COVID-19 list, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Montour skated with Jake McCabe in what appeared to be the top pairing at the morning skate, so it appears the blueliner will be ready to go, though fantasy players will have to wait until warmups for final confirmation. It will be the Sabres' first game since Jan. 31 against the Devils, so there will no doubt be some rust to shake off for everybody, including Montour. In 10 appearances this year, the 26-year-old Ontario native has garnered two assists, eight hits and 12 blocks.

February 3, 2021 07:48 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Shifts to COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

Per Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550, all Sabres players and staff are in quarantine until Monday, as Montour was the fourth player placed in the protocol. The 26-year-old has two assists through 10 games this campaign, and he's considered questionable for next Thursday's game against the Capitals.

January 20, 2021 02:20 AM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Tallies assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour picked up an assist in Monday's victory over the Flyers.

The helper marks Montour's first point of the season. He also had five shots on goal, two PIM, two hits and three blocks in the contest. Montour has yet to see a second of ice time on the power play, so his fantasy value will be limited until he can earn a role with the man advantage.

October 11, 2020 10:44 AM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Secures one-year pact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour signed a one-year, $3.85 million contract with the Sabres on Saturday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Montour was a restricted free agent, and he's taking a bridge deal to become an unrestricted free agent after the coming season. The 26-year-old doesn't light up the stat sheet, but he consistently logs top-four minutes against some of the opponents' best players. He reached his career high in points back in the 2017-18 season, when he notched 32 points with the Ducks, but he hasn't surpassed 25 points in a season since then. Montour shouldn't be on most fantasy radars at this time.

February 29, 2020 02:48 AM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Generates assist in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour produced a helper in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

The 25-year-old defenseman has recorded five points in his last five games after a lengthy slump. Montour has 18 points, 82 shots, 56 hits, 47 blocked shots and a plus-17 rating in 49 appearances. He's one of the Sabres' more reliable defenders, but that typically comes at the expense of his offense.

February 18, 2020 11:56 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Ends slump with three-point night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to Ottawa, adding an assist to finish with three points.

The Sabres' top-pairing defenseman scored the first two goals of Tuesday's game before adding an assist on Kyle Okposo's seventh goal of the campaign, scored in the second period. Entering play, Montour had been held without a point in seven straight games (eight if you count the one game before his lower-body injury). Following his first multi-point outing of 2019-20, Montour has 16 points on the season, in 45 games played.

February 4, 2020 05:20 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Slated to return Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour (lower body) is expected to play Tuesday versus the Avalanche, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Montour missed Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets despite taking warmups, and he was able to practice Monday as well. The 25-year-old will re-enter the lineup and could have a heightened role because Rasmus Dahlin (upper body) will sit out.

February 1, 2020 05:48 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Late scratch Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour (lower body) will sit out of Saturday's game versus the Blue Jackets.

Montour took warmups and was expected to play, but he'll watch from the press box while Lawrence Pilut slots in. The 25-year-old Montour has produced 13 points through 37 games, and he'll aim to get back in the lineup Tuesday versus Colorado.

January 12, 2020 04:44 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Ends point drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour scored to snap his point drought during Saturday's loss to Vancouver.

Montour had gone 11 games without finding the scoresheet. The goal was his first since Nov. 21 -- a span of 22 games. At just 11 points in 31 appearances, Montour has struggled in Buffalo. Perhaps the goal will ignite a little more offense in him going forward. However, it might be best to see some results before taking a gamble on him.

January 6, 2020 09:08 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Extends point drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour's point drought is up to 10 games.

Montour hasn't been getting many opportunities on the power play, as he has just one point with the man advantage. He had six power-play points last year and 12 back in 2017-18. This leaves him with 10 points generated this season, compared to the 35 he posted in 2018-19. Until he sees consistent time on the power play, his fantasy value won't be anywhere close to where it was a year ago.

December 6, 2019 02:24 AM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Records helper in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour posted a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.

Montour dished to Jack Eichel for the tally, which produced the final score as the Sabres' rally fell short. Montour is heating up, with an assist in four straight games. The blueliner has eight points in 15 contests after missing the first month of the campaign due to a hand injury. He posted 35 points in 82 games between the Sabres and Ducks last season -- he's capable of providing decent offense from the blue line.

November 19, 2019 11:56 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Pots first goal of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour scored his first goal of the season while adding six shots, two hits and two PIM to his ledger in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Wild.

He was in the right place at the right time to ruin Alex Stalock's shutout bid, banging home the rebound on a Jack Eichel shot with less than four minutes remaining in regulation. After missing the first 14 games with a hand injury, Montour has quickly regained his form with two points, 20 shots, nine hits and a plus-3 rating in seven contests.

November 10, 2019 09:32 AM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Tallies first point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour registered an assist in Saturday's loss to Tampa.

Montour played in just his third game for the Sabres this season. He picked up his first point of the year by setting up the opening goal of the game. The Sabres don't play again until Nov. 14 as they make their way back from Sweden. Upon returning they'll play four games in six nights, giving Montour plenty of opportunities to get fully back up to speed.

November 2, 2019 02:08 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Returning to lineup against Isles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour (hand) will suit up versus the Islanders on Saturday.

Montour will make his 2019-20 season debut after suffering a hand injury in the preseason. The Ontario native averaged 21:46 of ice time last year -- including 1:23 with the man advantage -- and should see a similar workload this season, though the emergence of Rasmus Dahlin could limit Montour's power-play opportunities.

November 2, 2019 10:12 AM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Eyeing return Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour (hand) will not play in Friday's contest against the Capitals, but the team remains optimistic he will slot back in Saturday when the Sabres host the Islanders, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Montour will be reevaluated Saturday morning, at which point the team may disclose his availability for the second game of the weekend's back-to-back set. John Gilmour will draw in for the Sabres on Friday, but his offensive upside remains a far cry from what Montour can deliver.

October 30, 2019 01:00 PM
Sabres' Brandon Montour: Will embark on road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montour (hand) will travel with the team for Friday's game against the Capitals, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Montour dealt with an MCL sprain during the offseason and suffered a hand injury in the preseason, but his season debut appears imminent. It's a positive sign that he'll travel with the group, and it's even more intriguing that he worked on a pairing with Rasmus Dahlin during Wednesday's practice. The 25-year-old blueliner posted 10 points in 20 NHL games last year, and he could be worth keeping an eye on for fantasy purposes if he sticks with Dahlin.

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