Goalie Al Montoya was traded to the Edmonton Oilers by the Montreal Canadiens on late last night for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
"It was something we thought we needed to provide our group a while ago," Edmonton coach Todd McLellan said. "It just doesn't happen overnight."
Montoya has not played since Nov. 4 because of a concussion, but he practice with the Habs on Monday.
The news came down hard on Laurent Brossoit, who has been the backup to Cam Talbot for the Oilers the past two seasons. Brossoit is 3-7-1 with a 3.22 GAA and .886 save percentage this season.
He was not happy about the team's decision...
Now, Brossoit will head the to farm club in Bakersfield.
Not what he was expecting, clearly...