The Panthers sent Montelbeault to AHL Springfield on Monday.
In 14 appearances with the Panthers, Montembeault recorded a 3.34 GAA and .890 save percentage. It looks like Florida will use Chris Driedger as the backup goaltender behind Sergei Bobrovsky for the rest of the season barring another injury.
Montembeault made 25 saves in Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Flames.
The 23-year-old didn't play poorly, but the Panthers were unable to solve Cam Talbot at the other end of the ice, giving Montembeault no margin for error. With Sergei Bobrovsky dealing with a minor lower-body injury, Florida may have to lean more heavily on its No. 2 netminder in the short term despite Montembeault's lackluster 3.34 GAA and .890 save percentage on the season.
Montembeault will start in the home net Sunday versus the Flames, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
Sergei Bobrovsky was expected to start in net, but Montembeault ended up leading the team out for the first period. Montembeault has a 1-2-0 record and an .893 save percentage in February.
Montembeault surrendered four goals on 38 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Saturday.
Montembeault was kept busy by the Golden Knights throughout the game. They would overpower him with four goals (one on the empty net) in the final 30 minutes of the contest. The 23-year-old dropped to 5-4-1 with a 3.37 GAA and an .890 save percentage in 13 appearances. He's not likely to get much playing time even with Sergei Bobrovsky's year-long inconsistency.
Montembeault will guard the goal during Saturday's road game versus the Golden Knights, David Work of WPLG Local 10 News reports.
Montembeault was pretty sharp in his last start last Saturday against the Oilers, turning aside 25 of 27 shots, but he ultimately suffered his fourth loss of the season due to a lack of goal support from his teammates. He'll attempt to get back in the win column in a tough road matchup with a red-hot Vegas team that's won four straight games.
Montembeault made 25 saves in a 4-1 loss to the Oilers on Saturday.
He allowed just two goals in a close game. It was Montembeault's best start in a long time, but his mates couldn't solve Mikko Koskinen. He's gotten a lot of playing time lately because he's had to appear in relief. And if Sergei Bobrovsky continues to struggle, Montembeault may become a fantasy matchup play. That is, if he performs like he did Saturday.
Montembeault will tend the home twine Saturday versus the Oilers, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.
Sergei Bobrovsky (illness) is still on the mend, so Montembeault will get the spot start in the cross-conference clash. Montembeault has struggled in his four appearances over the past month, accruing an .880 save percentage and 3.73 GAA. Edmonton ranks 15th with 2.90 goals per road game this season, and Montembeault's job will be a bit easier with Connor McDavid (quadriceps) out of the lineup.
Montembeault turned aside 25 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Devils.
An offensive explosion by the Panthers' makeshift fourth line helped get Monty the win in his first NHL start since November. The 23-year-old has been bouncing up and down between Florida and AHL Springfield, but with Sergei Bobrovsky in another rut (3.44 GAA through six starts in February), there could be more opportunities available in the short term for his backup.
Montembeault will draw the start for Tuesday's contest in New Jersey, David Work of WPLG Local 10 News reports.
Montembeault will make his first NHL start since Jan. 16. He owns a 3.40 GAA and .889 save percentage in nine appearances with the big club this season. Even against a low-end Devils offense, it's tough to trust Montembeault in most fantasy formats.
The Panthers promoted Montembeault from AHL Springfield on Thursday.
Chris Driedger is currently dealing with a lower-body injury, so Montembeault will join the big club and serve as Sergei Bobrovsky's backup for the foreseeable future. The 23-year-old will be sent to the bus league as soon as Driedger is ready to return.
The Panthers reassigned Montembeault to AHL Springfield on Wednesday.
Montembeault was brought up to the big club due to injuries in the Panthers' crease. He only made one relief appearance and recorded a win, but he wasn't afforded his first start since Nov. 24. Montembeault may be recalled again after the All-Star break if Chris Driedger (groin) isn't healthy in time; otherwise, the 23-year-old will continue to fine-tune his craft in the minors.
Montembeault stopped 23 of 26 shots in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Kings, picking up the win in relief of Chris Driedger (lower body).
Driedger exited halfway through the first period, and with Sergei Bobrovsky (upper body) also unavailable, Montembeault stepped in and got the job done. Florida spotted him a 4-0 lead, and Montembeault did just enough to keep a furious Kings comeback attempt one goal short. If neither alternative is ready to go by Saturday's game in Detroit, Montembeault would likely get the call against the league's least threatening offense.
Montembeault was promoted from AHL Springfield on Wednesday.
With Sergei Bobrovsky (upper body) in doubt versus the Kings on Thursday, the Panthers opted to recall Montembeault under emergency conditions. Even if Bobrovsky can't give it a go, Montembeault will almost certainly not be in the crease, instead serving as the No. 2 behind Chris Driedger.
The Panthers reassigned Montembeault to AHL Springfield on Monday, David Work of WPLG Local 10 News reports.
Montembeault backed up Chris Driedger during Sunday's 8-4 win over the Maple Leafs since Sergei Bobrovsky (upper body) sat out. However, Bobrovsky is fine moving forward, so Montembeault will be shipped back to bus league, where he has posted a .916 save percentage and 4-4-1 record this year .
The Panthers recalled Montembeault on an emergency basis from AHL Springfield on Sunday.
This news comes on the heels of Sergei Bobrovsky leaving Saturday's practice with an unknown injury. It's likely that Bobrovsky will miss Sunday's game, and Montembeault could see action as a backup at least. The 23-year-old is 3-2-1 along with a 3.31 GAA and .889 save percentage at the NHL level this season.
The Panthers sent Montembeault to AHL Springfield on Monday, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Montembeault is coming off a rough start in which he surrendered five goals on 26 shots in a loss to Buffalo. The Panthers have a light schedule the next two weeks -- just five games -- so the move could be to give the netminder some starts and gain confidence back in the minors. In any event, recent call up Chris Driedger will assume backup duties behind Sergei Bobrovsky for the time being.
Montembeault allowed five goals on 26 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Sabres on Sunday.
The 23-year old netminder got off to a shaky start in this one, giving up a pair of goals on five shots in the first period. Ultimately, Montembeault and the Panthers simply were no match for the Sabres on Sunday. His record falls to 3-2-1 on the year, with Montembeault owning 3.31 GAA and .888 save percentage across seven appearances in 2019-20.
Montembeault will be between the pipes for Sunday's home clash with the Sabres, David Work of WPLG Local 10 News reports.
Montembeault will finally return to the crease for the first time since Nov. 12. He's been solid in a backup role this season, going 3-1-1 along with a 2.96 GAA and .903 save percentage in six appearances. The 23-year-old will draw a solid matchup, as the Sabres rank 23rd in goals per game this season (2.77).
Montembeault stopped all 15 shots he faced after replacing Sergei Bobrovsky to begin the third period in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Bruins.
Down 4-0 after two periods, Panthers coach Joel Quenneville made the switch in net and got rewarded when his team then overcame a four-goal deficit for the first time in franchise history, with Montembeault capping his relief effort by stopping three of four shootout attempts. The 23-year-old is 3-1-1 through six appearances with a 2.96 GAA and .903 save percentage, and he may begin to receive more starts until Bobrovsky can find his form.
Montembeault made 26 saves in Sunday's 6-5 shootout win over the Rangers.
Florida's No. 2 netminder let in a couple of soft goals early, but he came up with some big stops late and turned aside two of three shootout attempts to earn his second win of the season. Montembeault has only seen action in five games so far working behind Sergei Bobrovsky, posting a 3.23 GAA and .892 save percentage.
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