January 4, 2018 | 11:05pm ET
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OILERS ACQUIRE MONTOYA FROM CANADIENS

 
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Al Montoya, goalie

 

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Al Montoya from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 2018 conditional fourth-round draft pick.

As per the conditions of the deal, if Montoya plays seven or more regular-season games with the Oilers this season, the Canadiens receive a fourth-round pick. If he does not, the Habs obtain a fifth-round pick.

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Montoya, who is recovering from a concussion sustained on Nov. 4 in Winnipeg, played just four games this season, posting a 2-1-0 record and amassing a 3.77 goals-against average and an .863 save percentage.

The Glenview, IL native has appeared in 159 games over the course of his career with the Canadiens, Florida Panthers, Winnipeg Jets, New York Islanders and the Phoenix Coyotes, posting a 65-47-22 record, a 2.63 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage, along with seven shutouts.

Montoya, 32, was originally drafted sixth-overall by the New York Rangers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.