Turnaround: An emergency goalkeeper soon to be signed by the Canadiens?

Published April 11, 2023 at 4:10 PM
BY WILSON SALAUN
The Montreal Canadiens made two call-ups today, but neither of them involved a goaltender, which is an unexpected situation.

It is indeed quite surprising that the starting goaltender of the team, Jake Allen, has not yet had the opportunity to practice with his teammates. This raises questions about his physical condition and his ability to play as a backup to Samuel Montembeault.

It is also possible that the Montreal Canadiens may call upon an emergency goaltender, as the Toronto Maple Leafs recently did. In any case, the situation is unusual and warrants close monitoring.

According to what my colleague Alex Desrosiers said, Jake Allen has not participated in practice for several days. Although he is traveling with the team, it is unlikely that he will be the backup goaltender unless there is a last-minute surprise.


"S. Montembeault will be in net against the Islanders. Martin St-Louis says he doesn't know who will be the backup on the bench. Primeau has not been called up at this time, the Rocket is playing at the same time as the Canadiens, and Allen is still absent from practice." - Andrée-Anne Barbeau

It is unlikely that Jake Allen will play in New York and he will probably have to settle for being a backup, hoping that Sam Montembeault will not be injured. That being said, it has been confirmed by Montembeault during a press conference that he will play the last two games of the season, so we will have to see what the future holds for Allen.



"Jake Allen has traveled with the Canadiens and he is expected to serve as the backup to Samuel Montembeault tomorrow night." - Marc Antoine Godin

Source: Rumeursdetransaction.com
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