suffering from headaches, the Montreal Canadiens have recalled former Saint John Sea Dogs goaltender Robert Mayer from the American Hockey League.
Mayer is 12-16-1 with the Hamilton Bulldogs this year to go with a 3.02 goals against average and a 0.906 save percentage. He spent last season with the club as well, going 9-10-2 with a 3.06 GAA and a 0.890 save percentage. In 2009-10, he played with the Bulldogs and the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League. He helped the Cyclones capture the ECHL’s Kelly Cup and was named co-playoff MVP.
Mayer played with the Sea Dogs in 2007-08 and 2008-09. He went 16-10-1 with the Dogs in 2007-08 and played mostly as a backup to Travis Fullerton. He was the No. 1 netminder the following year where he went 26-25-1.
The Habs signed Mayer as a free agent in 2008.
If Mayer sees game action, he will be the first Sea Dog to ever play in goal for a National Hockey League game. Mathieu Corbeil was recalled by the Columbus Blue Jackets on an emergency basis earlier this season but only served as backup.
Defensemen Yann Sauve and Simon Despres along with forward Mike Hoffman are the only former Sea Dogs to play minutes in the NHL so far.
Montreal has three games remaining on their schedule including a contest tomorrow night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.