|8/11/2013||Signed with Medvescak Zagreb (KHL).|
|6/27/2013||Contract bought out by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|4/26/2013||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|4/02/2013||Placed on waivers by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|3/12/2013||Missed 26 games (concussion).|
|3/12/2013||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|3/11/2013||Placed on waivers by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|1/19/2013||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|4/23/2012||Missed 5 regular season and 6 playoff games (concussion).|
|3/31/2012||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/27/2012||Missed 22 games (upper body injury).|
|2/10/2012||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|1/07/2012||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|1/04/2012||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|1/02/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|6/30/2011||Re-signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a four-year contract.|
|6/29/2011||Acquired from the Buffalo Sabres.|
|3/26/2011||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|3/22/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/18/2011||Missed 5 games (concussion).|
|2/08/2011||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|2/11/2010||Missed 1 game (hip injury).|
|2/09/2010||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a two-year contract.|
|3/10/2009||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|3/04/2009||Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.|
|7/11/2008||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Anaheim Ducks to a one-year contract.|
|10/24/2007||Missed 8 games (knee surgery).|
|10/03/2007||Knee surgery, late October.|
|8/06/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers.|
|6/25/2007||Florida Panthers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|7/12/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a one-year contract.|
|12/02/2005||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|9/17/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Mulhouse Scorpions (French League).|
|4/04/2004||Missed 6 games (upper body injury).|
|3/22/2004||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|6/25/2003||Re-signed by the Calgary Flames.|
|11/13/2002||Recalled from Saint John (AHL).|
|9/28/2002||Assigned to Saint John (AHL).|
|4/07/2002||Recalled from Saint John (AHL).|
|1/14/2002||Assigned to Saint John (AHL).|
|1/02/2002||Recalled from Saint John (AHL).|
|11/26/2001||Assigned to Saint John (AHL).|
|11/23/2001||Recalled from Saint John (AHL).|
|9/26/2001||Assigned to Saint John (AHL).|
|6/29/2011||Buffalo Sabres traded Steve Montador to the Chicago Blackhawks for a 7th round selection in either 2012 or 2013.|
|7/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|3/04/2009||Anaheim Ducks traded Steve Montador to the Boston Bruins for Petteri Nokelainen.|
|7/11/2008||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Anaheim Ducks.|
|12/02/2005||Florida Panthers traded Kristian Huselius to the Calgary Flames for Steve Montador and Dustin Johner.|
|4/10/2000||Signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
Defenseman Steve Montador jumps to KHL | 08/11/2013 5:36 PM
NewsVeteran defenseman Steve Montador has jumped from the NHL to the KHL.
ImpactCroatian KHL club Medvescak Zagreb says it has signed the 10-year NHL veteran to a contract. Last season, Montador struggled with concussion problems and was later sent to the AHL and wasn't around to help the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup. He was well respected within the NHL, however, and was part of the committee of players who negotiated with the owners during the lockout. The Hawks used a compliance buyout on Montador and saved $2.75 million in cap space in the process.
Steve Montador clears waivers | 06/28/2013 12:30 PM
NewsSteve Montador went unclaimed on unconditional waivers.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactThat means Chicago can use a compliance buyout on Montador as planned. The move will save the Blackhawks $2.75 million in cap space in each of the next two seasons.
Hawks set to use buyout on Steve Montador | 06/27/2013 12:04 PM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks plan to use a compliance buyout on Steve Montador.
Chicago Blackhawks on Twitter
ImpactIf he isn't claimed off waivers then the Stanley Cup champions will cut ties with the veteran defenseman via a buyout. Montador hasn't played an NHL game since he suffered a concussion on March 27, 2012. He is healthy now though and managed to appear in 14 games with AHL Rockford before the end of the season.
Blackhawks assign Steve Montador to AHL | 03/12/2013 5:43 PM
NewsSteve Montador cleared waivers Tuesday and was assigned to AHL Rockford.
Chris Kuc on Twitter
ImpactMontador had been skating with the Hawks but hasn't played this season after suffering a concussion on March 27, 2012. It's unlikely this is a conditioning stint since he wouldn't have had to pass through waivers for that, meaning it's possible Montador will spend more than 14 days with the Hawks' AHL affiliate.
Report: Steve Montador lands on waivers | 03/11/2013 1:16 PM
NewsSteve Montador has been placed on waivers by Chicago, according to multiple reports.
ImpactThe Hawks don't need to put him on waivers to give him a conditioning stint in the minors, so it's possible that he'll remain in the AHL for longer than a typical 14-day assignment if he clears. He hasn't played yet this season because of a concussion and his last game action came on Mar. 27 of last year. He has been cleared to return though and has been skating with the team for the last couple of weeks.
Steve Montador could start in AHL | 03/09/2013 11:15 AM
NewsThere's talk that Steve Montador could use a conditioning assignment before returning to the Blackhawks lineup.
ImpactFor the time being, Montador is among his Chicago teammates after being activated from injured reserve on Wednesday. Whether he begins his comeback with the Rockford IceHogs or not, Montador couldn't be happier after enduring what he has. "Here we are, I can smile and talk about it a little bit and get on the ice," Montador said. "It's a brand new day."
Montador will be activated from concussion | 03/06/2013 6:26 PM
NewsSteve Montador (concussion) will be activated from injured reserve, but he won't play Wednesday.
Chris Kuc on Twitter
ImpactMontador hasn't played yet this season and the Hawks will have eight healthy defensemen on their roster.
Steve Montador continues to skate | 03/04/2013 7:17 AM
NewsSteve Montador (concussion) continues to skate.
ImpactMontador has not been cleared by the medical staff to play as of yet. He suffered the concussion on February 7, 2012, played in one game on March 27, took another hit to the head, this time from the Devils Mark Fayne and was shut down the remainder of the season. He should be able to return to the Chicago lineup in the foreseeable future but the Blackhawks do not want to rush him if he is not 100 percent.
Montador (concussion) has been symptom-free | 02/27/2013 9:29 AM
NewsSteve Montador hasn't experienced concussion-related symptoms in weeks.
ImpactMontador has been skating and even taken some contact. He's getting close to returning, but it's not clear if the Blackhawks have already penciled in a possible return date.
Steve Montador continues to skate | 02/26/2013 7:18 AM
NewsSteve Montador continues to skate in practice as he attempts to recover from a concussion that has kept him on the shelf all season.
ImpactThere is no word on when Montador will be ready to return to action. Montador suffered a concussion a year ago and suffered another one before the lockout ended when he collided with a teammate during an informal workout.
Steve Montador skates Tuesday | 02/13/2013 9:48 AM
NewsSteve Montador (concussion) was on the ice Tuesday.
ImpactMontador hasn't been on the ice much recently, so this can be takent as a positive development. Still, it would be surprising if he returned in the near future.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsSteve Montador returned to action on Friday January 18.
Montador (concussion) not close to skating | 01/16/2013 5:05 PM
NewsSteve Montador (concussion) is reportedly not close to being able to resume skating, according to a source.
ImpactHe has not skated with teammates for weeks because of concussion symptoms. Montador was cleared to return from a concussion he suffered last February, but he sustained another head injury when he collided with a teammate during an informal practice before the lockout ended.
Montador dealing with another concussion | 01/12/2013 11:15 PM
NewsSteve Montador did not pass his physical Saturday because he's dealing with a concussion.
Chris Kuc on Twitter
ImpactMontador missed the last two months of last season with one and he was cleared by team doctors, but recently was concussed while skating with teammates. The 33-year-old had 14 points last season.
|Games||78||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Buf)|
|Penalty Minutes||143||2008-09 (Ana/Bos)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Chi)|
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