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What Will The Canadiens Goaltending Duo Look Like? Will Price Be Returning?

Published August 11, 2022 at 0:03

With Price's status still pending, and Samuel Montembeault's recent extension; it's begs the question, what are Kent Hughes, and Jeff Gorton planning going forward - between the pipes?

Let's take a look at the organizational depth; including current goalies on both professional team rosters and goaltending prospects, developing in the minors.

Montreal Canadiens goaltending depth at the NHL level

Carey Price - Carey Price's health status (knee issues, awaiting results of injections in Price's surgically-repaired knee). There's no doubt who the crease belongs to; should Carey Price be 100 per cent ready, and medically cleared to play - he is the number-one goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens. The starter can't be confirmed until Price's knee is re-examined.

Jake Allen - Allen has been steady since coming over via trade from the St. Louis Blues. Through ( ) games with the Habs, Allen has recorded ( ) shutouts, ( ) wins, ( ) losses he also provided Stanley Cup winning knowledge to pass along to Carey (Price). Through ( ) playoff games with Canadiens, Allen posted a ( ) playoff record, and numbers?

Samuel Montembeault - ‘Monty' as the Habs brass call him, endeared himself to the Canadiens' faithful; battling for several gutsy wins throughtout the 2021-22 NHL Regular season. His efforts paid off; as he inked a two-year one-way contract extension with the CH. So, it begs the question - who are the top-two goaltenders heading into the 2022-23 NHL Regular season.

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Cayden Primeau - Primeau: Looks primed to be the starter for the 2022-23 AHL regular season. Primeau's play down the stretch in the playoffs was crucial; with the confidence from Laval's deep playoff run, Primeau should be primed for a big season with the Rocket. One more year in the AHL, and the following - Hughes and Gorton hopefully will have decisions to make.

Kevin Poulin, Joe Vrbetic, Jakub Dobes are knocking, or battling for a back-up position.
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