The Florida Panthers have assigned reserve goaltender Ellis to the team's AHL affiliate in San Antonio. The move means that, as expected, Al Montoya is set to begin the season as the backup to Florida starter Roberto Luongo.
Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 5:28 PM ET
Ellis has appeared in 204 NHL games with six different franchises, including Florida. He has a career 2.81 goals-against average, saving 90.5 percent of the shots he's faced.