Montour (undisclosed) participated in Sunday's morning skate and is expected to be in the lineup for Game 1 against the Lightning, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Montour was roughed up by Tampa Bay's Patrick Maroon in the penultimate game of the regular season and both sat out the season finale -- Montour with an undisclosed injury and Maroon due to a one-game suspension. Both should be back for the postseason opener between these two teams and ready to reignite their personal rivalry, which will be just one of many fascinating storylines to watch in this battle of Florida-based teams.
Montour will miss Monday's season finale against Tampa Bay due to an undisclosed injury, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Montour was labeled day-to-day and could still be available for the start of the postseason. Once cleared to play, Montour should retake his place on the No. 2 power-play unit.
Montour scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist and added four hits in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Montour set up Anthony Duclair's second-period goal before scoring one of his own in the third. The 27-year-old Montour has three points in nine games since he was acquired from the Sabres at the trade deadline. Overall, Montour has 17 points, 89 shots on goal, 60 blocked shots and 52 hits through 47 contests.
Montour scored a goal on three shots and had two PIM in Saturday's 5-3 win over Tampa Bay. He also contributed two blocks and a plus-3 rating.
The 27-year-old defenseman certainly made an impact in his second game for his new squad. His point shot midway through the first period banked off a Tampa Bay defenseman and past netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy, giving the Panthers a 1-0 lead. Montour received just under 19 minutes of of ice time on Florida's third pairing with Markus Nutivaara and saw about a minute each on both the power play and penalty kill. Montour has six goals and 15 points with 26 PIM in 40 total games this season.
Montour has been added to Florida's active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus Tampa Bay.
Montour will make his Panthers debut against the Lightning. The 27-year-old blueliner picked up 14 points in 38 games with the Sabres before being traded to Florida on Saturday.
Montour is slated to play in Thursday's clash with Tampa Bay.
In three years with the Sabres, Montour recorded 13 goals on 213 shots and 29 assists in 112 contests. The blueliner should see plenty of opportunities with his new team and could offer decent mid-range fantasy value due to his offensive upside.
Montour was placed on the non-roster list Sunday, CapFriendly reports.
Montour was acquired from Buffalo on Saturday and will have to go through a quarantine process before joining the Panthers. It's unclear how much time he'll miss, but he should get in the lineup as soon as he's able.
Buffalo traded Montour to the Panthers in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick Saturday, George Richards of Panthers Press Box reports.
Montour has scored five goals and 14 points through 38 games this season, with nine of those points coming in the last 13 contests. With Aaron Ekblad (leg) out for the season, the 26-year-old will provide some much-needed help on Florida's blue line. Expect him to fill a top-four role with the Panthers. Montour is a pending free agent this offseason.
Montour scored a goal in Tuesday's win over New Jersey.
The tally gives Montour four goals in his last five contests and six points in his past nine games. He has 13 points in 36 outings this year. He's unlikely to continue scoring goals at this rate, but his recent rise in production is a good sign for the coming weeks.
Montour scored two short-handed goals, one of which was an empty-netter, in Wednesday's 6-1 win over Philadelphia. He also had four shots on goal.
Montour scored his two goals in a 37-second stretch during the latter stages of the third period. His first was an empty-netter all the way from the defensive zone, and his second came after he had jumped into a rush and followed up his own rebound. They were the third and fourth goals of the season for the 26-year-old, who has suddenly found the back of the net three times in the last two games.
Montour picked up two assists in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Devils.
Both Buffalo goals came less than a minute apart in the second period, but it was the only flicker of life from an otherwise stagnant offense. It was Montour's first multi-point performance of the season, and through 26 games the blueliner has just one goal and seven points.
Montour scored a goal, blocked four shots and added four hits in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Flyers.
Montour scored the Sabres' fourth goal of the contest. The 26-year-old blueliner's first tally of the year was also his fifth point in 22 games. He's added 37 shots on net, 30 blocked shots, 23 hits and a minus-12 rating.
Montour (not injury related) will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against Washington, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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