To fully understand the history of Samuel Montembuilt and the 2021-2022 season, you need to go back a bit and return to Chicago on January 13th.
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That night, in an unparalleled game with the Blackhawks, his problems began.
At the time, Montembuilt did not think much of it. He recalled teammate Mike Hoffman scoring the Hawks game-winning goal in overtime. He remembers the pain, but nothing more.
Exactly one week later, in a match in Las Vegas, things got even more serious. “I saved it from Blocker and I split it in two, he explained over the phone. It hurt, but it’s a new blocker, so I’m not sure if it’s Nena or Gear.”
But it was him. Or his right wrist.
The rest, Samuel Montembelt wrote with pain. Because, as he said, “something was torn”, and something prevented him from providing his full measure in front of the net.
An operation? He thought about it during the season, but the decision was not so clear.
“Because all the goalkeepers were injured and I did not want to put the club in trouble,” he added.