Kent Hughes has settled the Samuel Montembeault file

Published March 21, 2022 at 10:09 PM

With the recent good news regarding Carey Price's potential imminent return to action, and with Jake Allen's return to action, the Tricolore's management has to (and had to) make some big decisions regarding their goaltenders.

The first big decision was made today, on this trade deadline day, when Andrew Hammond had to pack his bags, again:

When asked if the Hammond trade was related to a potential good news regarding Carey Price's return to the game, the CH GM mentioned earlier today that it was a bit of a factor.

But that's not all.

In a press conference at around 4pm today, Kent Hughes confirmed that Samuel Montembeault will remain with the CH until the end of the season.

It's a done deal: Montembeault will finish the season in Montreal, even with Price back in the game. (he will not go to Laval)

Since he will become an independent player with compensation this summer, it will be interesting to see if the Tricolore's management will want to bring him back with the team, either as a second goalie or as a Rocket goalie.

If that was your decision, what would you do?

Montembeault, a 25-year-old native of Bécancour, Quebec, played 31 games this season with the Habs. He maintained a goals-against-average of 3.71, a 0.894% save percentage and a 7-13-5 record.

If Carey Price does return to the lineup, Montreal will have three goaltenders on the roster.

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Kent Hughes has settled the Samuel Montembeault file

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