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Sunday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Habs nab Sam Montembeault on waivers

NHL: SEP 19 Preseason - Panthers at Canadiens Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Florida Panthers got two players through waivers, but they lost goaltender Sam Montembeault to the Montreal Canadiens yesterday. Montembeault, 24, posted a record of 9-8-3 in 25 career NHL games with the Panthers, compiling a 3.20 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage. He was selected by the Cats in the third round (77th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Best of luck to Sam in his quest to become a full-time NHLer,

Forward Zac Dalpe and defensemen Noah Juulsen cleared and will report to the Charlotte Checkers.

With forwards Karch Bachman, Henry Bowlby, Grigori Denisenko, Aleksi Heponiemi , Logan Hutsko, Justin Nachbaur, Serron Noel , Cole Schwindt , defenseman Max Gildon and goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick assigned to Charlotte, Florida’s training camp roster is down to one practice group consisting of 31 players.

Let’s take a look at who is left in the running for what should be a 23-man roster:

Forwards (17): Anthony Duclair, Aleksander Barkov, Sam Reinhart, Jonathan Huberdeau, Sam Bennett, Owen Tippett, Frank Vatrano, Eetu Luostarinen, Patric Hornqvist, Mason Marchment, Noel Acciari, Ryan Lomberg, Juho Lammikko, Carter Verhaeghe, Anton Lundell, Joe Thornton, Maix Mamin

Defensemen (11): Aaron Ekblad, MacKenzie Weegar, Radko Gudas, Markus Nutivaara - Bradon Montour, Gustav Forsling, Kevin Connauton, Matt Kiersted, Chase Priskie, John Ludvig, Lucas Carlsson

Goalies (3): Sergei Bobrovsky, Spencer Knight, Christopher Gibson

The Panthers will play their next preseason game on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Preseason scores

New Jersey Devils 2, New York Islanders 1 (OT)

Arizona Coyotes 4, Anahiem Ducks 3

Edmonton Oilers 4, Winnipeg Jets 3

Montreal Canadiens 2, Ottawa Senators 1

Philadelphia Flyers 3, Washington Capitals 1

New York Rangers 4, Boston Bruins 3 (OT)

Detroit Red Wings 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 1

Nashville Predatos 6, Tampa Bay Lightning 1

Chicago Blackhawks 5, St. Louis Blues 1

Calgary Flames 4, Seattle Kraken 1

Today’s games

Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins 3 p.m.

Winnipeg Jets at Vancouver Canucks 7 p.m. (NHL Network)

Arizona Coyotes at Dallas Stars 9 p.m.