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Florida Panthers sign G Al Montoya to two-year deal

Cats add another option at backup to compete with Ellis.

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After Dan Ellis performed pitifully in South Florida last season, Dale Tallon has gone out and gotten some competition for him, signing Al Montoya to a two-year deal with a cap hit of $1.05 million a year.  With Roberto Luongo needing a rest here and there, Montoya does provide the Panthers with a viable backup option, who should be able to come in and do well enough for the team to win games, even without the No. 1 goaltender in net.  This was a great signing, as the thought of Ellis getting consistent NHL starts is downright terrifying.

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