Keith Kinkaid hasn’t had the strongest of starts to his season and the Habs have decided it’s time for someone else to get a chance for now. He cleared waivers on Tuesday and has been assigned to Laval.
The 30-year-old is in his first season with the team but has hardly played so far. He has made just six appearances (five starts) but the numbers haven’t been pretty as he has posted a 4.41 GAA with a .875 SV%, numbers that aren’t getting the job done.
It appears that the plan for now is that this won’t be a permanent demotion. Instead, the hope is that he’ll get some extra reps in with the Rocket and get into a bit of a rhythm so that he’ll be better suited to step in and play later on in the season.
Coming up to take Kinkaid’s place on the roster is Cayden Primeau. The first-year pro got off to a strong start to his season but has struggled over the past few weeks, allowing four or more goals in four of his last five starts. The team also announced the recall of forward Matthew Peca. He’ll be taking the place of defenceman Victor Mete who will miss the next two weeks with a lower-body injury.