"I've skated a few times over the last couple of weeks and I feel good," Montador told the paper. "I'm able to do my full summer training. I feel like a lot of it I've put behind me.
"The one thing that I don't know about is what happens once I get on the ice and take some hits and test it out that way. That won't happen until camp."
Training camp is scheduled to begin in the second-half of September, unless the NHL and the NHLPA are unable to come to terms on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Montador, who went through the NHL's last lockout that cancelled the 2004-05 season, has been working closely with NHLPA head Don Fehr and is hoping for a better outcome this time around.
"Our careers (as professional athletes) are short enough," he said. "To miss two years of a potential 10- or 15- or whatever-year career ... that's a lot of time. At the same time, we're not going to sacrifice our beliefs just to play a game under a system that we don't feel will benefit the league, the fans or even individual clubs."