Al Montoya to start tonight for Winnipeg Jets as they host the New York Islanders

Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Ondrej Pavelec will get the night off for the Winnipeg Jets as Claude Noel has called upon Al Montoya to make his first start of the season this evening against the New York Islanders.

As per reports from the Winnipeg Sun's Ken Wiebe, the Winnipeg Jets will turn to "The Big Cubano" Al Montoya to start against the New York Islanders later tonight:

So with that, it will be a night of firsts for Montoya, who makes his season debut as a member of the Winnipeg Jets while facing off against his former employer, the New York Islanders, for the first time since joining the league in 2008-09 with the Phoenix Coyotes.

For the Islanders, it was Russian goaltender Evgeni Nabokov who was first off the ice, signifying he will get the nod for the Isles tonight.

Don't expect any roster changes on Winnipeg's side of things; Mark Scheifele, Anthony Peluso and Zach Redmond all participated in an extended skate this morning, suggesting they will again enjoy tonight's game from their view in the home team press-box.

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