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Panthers' Brandon Montour: Will miss time
Montour (shoulder) doesn't have a definitive timeline to return, but general manager Bill Zito suggested the defenseman could be back between November and January, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Montour's progression from shoulder surgery has gone as planned so far, but he still has a long way to go. The 29-year-old defenseman is expected to be a power-play option while serving in a top-four role once he is cleared to play. Zito added that Montour is likely closer to a return than Aaron Ekblad (shoulder), who is also recovering from surgery and multiple additional injuries from the Panthers' run to the Stanley Cup Finals.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Recovering from shoulder surgery
It is unclear if Montour will be ready for the start of the 2023-24 season following offseason shoulder surgery, David Dwork of The Hockey News reports.
With Aaron Ekblad also on the mend from shoulder surgery, the Panthers signed Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Niko Mikkola, Mike Reilly and Dmitry Kulikov on Saturday for some much-needed defensive depth. Montour racked up 16 goals, 73 points, 107 PIM and 242 shots on goal in 80 games during the 2022-23 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Collects helper
Montour notched an assist and went minus-3 in Tuesday's 9-3 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 5.
Montour picked up two goals and two assists over the last three games of the postseason, but his rediscovery of his offense didn't save the Panthers' season. The defenseman had 13 points, a plus-2 rating, 72 shots on net and 39 PIM in 21 outings, but a 10-game point drought in the middle showed some rare inconsistency. He's still on a bargain deal for next season at a $3.5 million cap hit -- a solid price to pay for a top-four defenseman who can run a power play.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Two points in loss
Montour scored a goal on two shots, added an assist and logged 12 PIM in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 4.
Montour saw a pinball shot go in for the Panthers' first goal, and he set up Aleksander Barkov in the third period, but the comeback fell short. The defenseman has three points over his last two games since he snapped a 10-game drought. The top-four blueliner has eight goals, four assists, 39 PIM, 72 shots on net, 28 hits, 28 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating through 20 postseason contests.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Ends drought with goal
Montour scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights in Game 3.
Montour opened the scoring at 4:08 of the first period, snapping a 10-game point drought in the process. The slump stood in stark contrast to his regular season as well as his strong start to the playoffs. He's still at seven goals, 10 points, 70 shots on net, 27 hits, 27 blocked shots, 27 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 19 playoff outings. While he was able to finish Thursday's contest, Montour briefly left the game with an injury in the third period, though it doesn't seem he's at risk of missing Saturday's Game 4 at this time.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Keeps rolling in Game 1
Montour scored a goal on a team-high five shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Montour capped the scoring midway through the third period, ripping a one-timer through traffic to give Florida a 4-2 lead. The 29-year-old defenseman has been on a tear of late, scoring in three straight contests and recording five points in that span. Through eight postseason games, Montour is up to six goals and nine points after tallying a career-best 73 points (16 goals, 57 assists) in 80 regular-season contests.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Lights lamp twice in Game 7 win
Montour scored two goals, one on the power play, in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins in Game 7 of the Panthers' first-round series.
The blueliner opened the scoring midway through the first period on the man advantage, but it was Montour's second tally of the night that proved to be crucial, as he snuck home a deflected puck with exactly one minute left in the third period to tie the game at 3-3 and keep his team alive. Carter Verhaeghe then played hero in OT. Montour has carried his breakout regular season forward into the playoffs, racking up five goals and eight points in seven games against Boston, and he'll try to keep rolling when Florida faces Toronto on Tuesday to begin the second round.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Records two helpers Sunday
Montour registered two assists, six shots and seven PIM in Sunday's 6-2 defeat to the Bruins in Game 4.
Despite having racked up 17 PIM in four postseason clashes, Montour has still been able to produce offensively with two goals, two assists and 14 shots, including one power-play point. When he's not in the box himself, Montour is averaging 3:37 of ice time with the man advantage and should continue to line up with the No. 1 unit.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Scores twice against Bruins
Montour contributed two goals in Florida's 6-3 win over Boston in Game 2 on Wednesday.
Montour didn't have a single multi-goal game during the regular season, but he certainly was a big factor in Florida making the playoffs. Over 80 appearances, Montour set career highs with 16 goals and 73 points. He's also been doing great lately, providing five goals and 14 points over his last 10 outings. During Wednesday's contest, both of the 29-year-old's goals came in the third period, with his first putting the Panthers up 3-2 and his second increasing their lead to 5-2.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Four-point eruption against Sens
Montour scored an even-strength goal and added three power-play assists in Thursday's 7-2 win over Ottawa.
The blueliner extended his point streak to five games while reaching the 70-point plateau on the season for the first time in his career. Montour's strong play down the stretch has been key to the Panthers' playoff push, and since the beginning of March he has five goals and 23 points in 17 games, including 14 helpers with the man advantage.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Notches two assists
Montour posted two assists and four shots in the Panthers' 2-1 victory over the Sabres on Tuesday.
Montour picked up assists on both Panther goals Tuesday with one of them coming on the power play. This game extends his point streak to four games with six points in that span. The Canadian defender continues his breakout campaign with 14 goals and 65 points in 75 games.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Two points including OT winner
Montour scored the game-winning goal in overtime after picking up a power-play assist in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Montour helped out on Sam Reinhart's game-tying goal with one minute left in regulation before winning it in overtime with his 14th goal of the season. This was the sixth multi-point performance in the last 12 games for Montour, whose 63 points are eighth-most among NHL defensemen.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Two points Tuesday
Montour scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Flyers.
It's the fifth multi-point performance in the last eight games for the blueliner, who has erupted for two goals and 11 points over that stretch. Montour has taken over from Aaron Ekblad as the Panthers' most dangerous threat on the back end, and the 28-year-old has shattered his previous career highs with 13 goals and 60 points through 69 games on the season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Top-10 scorer from blue line
Montour had two assists in a 4-2 win over New Jersey on Saturday.
He has seven points, including six assists, on his current four-game point streak. Montour has 58 points (12 goals, 46 assists) this season, which is the second-most by a defenseman in Florida history behind Keith Yandle's 62 points (nine goals, 53 assists; 2018-19). Montour sits ninth in the NHL in scoring and has done it on a team-friendly $3.5 million AAV deal.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brandon Montour: Secures win in overtime
Montour scored a goal on four shots, added a power-play assist and logged two PIM in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blackhawks.
Montour helped out on Sam Reinhart's game-tying goal in the third period. At 2:43 of overtime, Montour finished the game with his career-high 12th goal of the season, four of which have been game-winners. The defenseman has five points over five outings in March, and he's up to 53 points (21 on the power play), 189 shots on net, 81 hits, 71 blocked shots, 95 PIM and a plus-7 rating through 64 contests overall in a career year nearly across the board.... See More ... See Less
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