Goaltender Samuel Montembeault will make his regular-season debut for the Montreal Canadiens when he starts Thursday night in Buffalo against the Sabres.
Dominique Ducharme confirme que Samuel Montembeault sera devant le filet ce soir. Il n’y aura aucun autre changement à la formation.
Dominique Ducharme confirms that Samuel Montembeault will get the start tonight. No other changes to the lineup.
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 14, 2021
Jake Allen started in Montreal’s 2-1 season-opening loss in Toronto against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.
The Habs claimed Montembeault off waivers from the Florida Panthers earlier this month.
Montembeault, 24, posted a record of 8-4-1 with a 2.86 goals-against average and .898 save percentage in 13 games with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch in 2020-21.
The Bécancour, Que. native has a career NHL record of 9-8-3 with a 3.20 GAA and .892 save percentage in 25 games.
Montembeault was selected in the third round (77th overall) by the Panthers in the 2015 NHL Draft.