Montembeault signed a one-year, two-way contract with Florida on Monday, CapFriendly reports.
Montembeault spent the majority of the 2018-19 season in the minors, compiling a 13-24-3 record while posting a 3.24 GAA and .899 save percentage in 39 games, but he also made 11 appearances with the big club, posting a 4-3-2 record while registering a 3.04 GAA and .894 save percentage over that span. The 2015 third-round pick is expected to serve as Sergei Bobrovsky's backup for the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign, which means he could make upwards of 20 starts in his first full season with the Panthers.
Montembeault received a qualifying offer from Florida on Tuesday.
Despite a crowded group of goaltenders, the Panthers clearly aren't ready to part ways with Montembeault. The 22-year-old figures to split time with Chris Driedger in the AHL, though how the club handles James Reimer or whether it lands a free-agent netminder will determine where Montembeault starts the 2019-20 campaign.
The Panthers sent Montembeault back to AHL Springfield on Friday, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
Montembeault performed decently in his time between the pipes, posting a 3.05 GAA and an .894 save percentage over 11 appearances. He will return to the minors to gain some added seasoning with a Thunderbirds squad that has five games remaining in its season.
Montembeault made 35 saves in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Islanders on Thursday night.
He also picked up an assist on the kitties' only regulation goal. Montembeault played a great game -- it's a fabulous way for him to end his season. Especially after scuffling recently. We're not sure Montembeault has done enough to prove he should be in the NHL next season, but we'll give him credit for a great game played.
Montembeault will post up between the pipes for Thursday's home game against the Islanders, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
This will mark Montembeault's first appearance since March. 26, when the rookie let in three goals on 18 shots after replacing James Reimer in a 6-1 loss to the Canadiens. Monty is 4-3-1 with a 3.30 GAA and .882 save percentage through his first 10 NHL contests. Next up is a stiff test against a playoff-bound Islanders club that boasts an impressive road record of 22-14-3.
Montembeault allowed three goals on 18 shots after replacing James Reimer in the first period of Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Canadiens.
Tuesday's result won't count towards Montembeault's record, which will remain at 4-3-1. He was pulled from his team's last game after giving up two goals on the first four shots, lasting just 4:21 before getting waved to the bench. With Roberto Luongo available, it's anybody's guess when Montembeault will next see a start.
Montembeault allowed two goals on four shots before getting replaced by Roberto Luongo early in the first period of Monday's 7-5 loss to the Maple Leafs.
The rookie didn't last five minutes before getting the hook on the heels of coughing up a six-spot to the Bruins in his last start, although Luongo didn't fare much better in this one than Monty did. The Panthers are right back in action Tuesday in Montreal, and while Luongo was initially named the starter, it's unclear whether that plan will still be in place -- or whether it'll matter much which goalie is between the pipes after another ugly defensive performance on Florida's part.
Montembeault will tend the twine on the road versus Toronto on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Montembeault takes the first game of the Panthers' back-to-back in order to give Roberto Luongo the nod in his hometown of Montreal on Tuesday. After bursting onto the scene, the shine on the 21-year-old Montembeault has faded a bit, as he is 0-3-0 in his last trio of appearances, along with a 4.09 GAA and .875 save percentage. Despite his struggles, the youngster could see a heavy workload down the stretch with Florida all but eliminated from postseason contention.
Montembeault made 32 saves in a 7-3- loss to the Bruins on Saturday. He allowed six goals.
The young man has now lost three straight after winning four consecutive games. Montembeault allowed eight goals in the four wins and 12 in the subsequent losses. He's a tough activation right now.
Montembeault will rock the home net against the Bruins on Saturday, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
The fast-rising rookie started six straight games before Roberto Luongo, who is 17 years Monty's elder, stepped in Tuesday for a 4-2 win over the Stars. Montembeault is 4-2-1 with a 2.58 GAA and .903 save percentage, with his next test being a rather stiff one against a Bruins team that features the league's third-best power play at 25.9 percent.
Montembeault gave up three goals on 36 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Stars.
The rookie has now lost two consecutive games after posting a four-game winning streak. Montembeault is 4-2-1 this season with a 2.58 GAA and a .903 save percentage. Montembeault seems to be the goalie of favor for coach Bob Boughner currently, which has pushed Roberto Luongo to the bench in March.
Montembeault will defend the cage against host Dallas on Tuesday, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.
This will be the sixth straight start for Montembeault, who has four wins through as many games to start his NHL career. Selected in the third round (77th overall) of the 2015 draft, Montembeault's ratios (2.50 GAA and .900 save percentage) don't jump off the page, but he's a decent DFS dart on a 10-game slate facing the league's 29th-ranked offense.
Montembeault surrendered three goals on 22 shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Anaheim.
Montembeault was solid up until he gave up the eventual game-winning goal to Jakob Silfverberg with less than five minutes left in the third period. It's been a solid start to the 22-year-old's career, as he's accumulated a 4-1-0 record to go along with a 2.49 GAA and .900 save percentage this campaign.
Montembeault will draw the start against the Ducks on Sunday, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.
The rookie netminder has enjoyed a strong start to his NHL career, going 4-0-1 in his first five appearances. Sunday will be his fifth straight start as the Panthers look to get him more experience at the top level. Montembeault is quickly gaining fantasy value, especially in dynasty or keeper formats.
Montembeault turned aside 24 of 27 shots in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Kings.
The rookie has yet to suffer a regulation loss in the NHL, going 4-0-1 in his first five starts with a 2.39 GAA and .906 save percentage. While the Panthers haven't been officially eliminated from the postseason, they're eight points back of the Blue Jackets for the eighth seed with 11 games left on their schedule, so expect Montembeault to remain the starting netminder as the coaching staff evaluates him for next season.
Montembeault will start in goal Saturday afternoon against host Los Angeles, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
This marks the fourth consecutive start for Montembeault, with the Panthers evidently wanting to get a long look at what the rookie brings to the table as a 22-year-old in the final year of his entry-level contract. Montembeault will now take on a Kings club that ranks 30th in home scoring at 2.56 goals per game, and Richards has relayed from Panthers coach Bob Boughner that the netminder could even be in goal against the Ducks on Sunday depending how he fares against the royal club.
Montembeault stopped 26 of 28 shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
The rookie goalie has now won three straight games after beginning his career with an overtime loss to the Hurricanes on March 2. Montembeault owns a 2.24 GAA and a .911 save percentage in his short career. He will likely draw the start versus one of the Pacific's cellar-dwellers over the weekend, either against the Kings on Saturday or the Ducks on Sunday.
Montembeault will start Florida's next game, Thursday in San Jose, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
Richards is relaying this information based on the words of coach Bob Bougher. This will be Montembeault's third consecutive start and his first career road start. The kid will need to bring his A-game to keep an elite Sharks offense from eating him alive.
Montembeault turned aside 19 of 20 shots in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Red Wings.
He faced less than half the shot volume of his opposite number, Jimmy Howard, and Montembeault got handed a 2-0 lead before the midway point of the first period, allowing the rookie to coast to his second straight victory. The Panthers would need a miraculous finish to the season to make the playoffs, so it wouldn't be a surprise if the 22-year-old continues to get time in the crease at the expense of a No. 1 goalie nearly old enough to be his father, Roberto Luongo.
Montembeault will tend the home goal in Sunday's tilt against the Red Wings, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
The 22-year-old will look to build off Friday's performance, as he stopped 25 of 27 shots against Minnesota en route to his first career win. Montembeault will draw a solid matchup, facing an offense that ranks 26th in goals per game this campaign (2.71).
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