Montoya had allowed a combined 10 goals in back-to-back losses and a combined eight in his previous two games in Chicago.
He recorded his second shutout of the season and improved to 6-0-0 with a 1.27 goals-against average in his last seven games.
Montoya is now 2-1-0 with a 1.69 GAA and one shutout in four games. He doesn't, however, have much fantasy value playing behind Ondrej Pavelec.
Montoya's performance against the Devils was impressive, but he'll return to backup duties soon. Still, the effort should give the Jets confidence in Montoya if Ondrej Pavelec struggles or gets hurt.
The new deal reached Thursday is for one year and $601,000. Montoya, 28, played in seven games for the Jets last season. He made five starts and went 3-1 with a 2.91 goals-against average and .899 save percentage.
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