Primeau, whose father Keith played 15 seasons in the NHL, is Montreal's top goalie prospect. He's risen through the ranks after the Canadiens drafted him in the seventh round - 199th overall - in 2017.
Following his draft year, Primeau played two seasons at Northeastern University, winning the Mike Richter Award as the nation's top goaltender after posting a .933 save percentage over 36 games in 2018-19. He turned pro this season with the Rocket and registered a .910 save percentage in 12 contests.
The Athletic's Corey Pronman had Primeau ranked as his fourth-best goalie prospect in the NHL entering the 2019-20 campaign.
Although Primeau is just 20 years old, he could potentially help take the burden off a struggling Carey Price amid Montreal's eight-game losing streak.
Additionally, forward Matthew Peca was also recalled from the AHL.