Weber will land in Montreal | The Journal of Montreal

Absent for the tribute to Guy Lafleur during the Boston Bruins’ visit to the Bell Center on Sunday, Shea Weber will deign to pose in the Canadian’s entourage.

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Weber will meet the team doctors for a medical check-up in Brossard on Saturday. The 36-year-old defenseman, who still captains the Canadiens, has not met with reporters since losing in five games in the Stanley Cup Finals to the Lightning.

Unofficially retired but still on the books of CH, Weber is probably dreading questions about this nebulous situation.

In the event of a traditional resignation, Weber would put the Nashville Predators in a difficult position as they would wipe out most of his salary cap contract.

Weber could break the silence at a news conference Friday before the final game of the season against the Florida Panthers at Bell Center. Chantal Machabée will try again to persuade him to take part in a media exercise.

In March, the miner had visited his teammates in Vancouver but avoided the journalists there.

The CH has not yet released Weber’s plans for Lafleur’s funeral, whether he will be there or not.

An NHL goaltender

Samuel Montembeault will get another start against Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

Before leaving for Manhattan, the 25-year-old goalie took a kind of tally before the hour.

“It was my first full year in the NHL. I played several matches. I did not expect that. I still had a good season. I made good progress during the season. »

“I need to improve my consistency,” he continued. I did my job pretty well in a number two role. When Jake (Allen) got injured I had some good games. But in the end I had a start that hurt my stats. I need to improve my consistency. »

In 37 games this season, the former Panthers went 7-18-6 with a 3.79 GAA and an .892 save percentage. In the case of Montembeault, stats are not a good indicator of his season.

“Yes, he showed that he can play in the NHL,” said Martin St-Louis. I think he increased his value as a goalkeeper. He took his chance. It wasn’t always easy, but he kept fighting. I tip my hat to him. »

On August 1, Montembeault signed a one-year, two-part contract with the Panthers. The CH asked him on October 2 to waive declarations. He still hasn’t discussed his future with Kent Hughes.

“I have no idea. My agent told me that we would talk about it at the end of the season. I want to stay in Montreal. We’ll see what will happen. I assume there will be negotiations at the end of the year. But I’m still a restricted free agent. Canadian can keep my rights.”

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