BROSSARD - The Canadiens recalled goaltender Cayden Primeau from the AHL's Laval Rocket on Monday afternoon.
It's an emergency recall for Primeau. Carey Price was unable to accompany his teammates to New Jersey after coming down with the flu.
Primeau has a 12-7-2 record in 23 appearances with Laval this season, along with a 2.70 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage.
The former seventh-round selection (199th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft also has three shutouts.
Video: Cayden Primeau on adapting from NCAA to AHL
Primeau was recalled by the Canadiens earlier this year.
The 20-year-old Farmington Hills, MI native appeared in two games with Montreal in early December, registering the first win of his NHL career.
Video: Former NHLer Keith Primeau attends Cayden's 1st game
Primeau bested the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre on December 11, turning aside 35 of 37 shots in a 3-2 overtime victory.
During his time with Montreal, he posted a stellar 2.52 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage.