Price made 23 saves in his return to action in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Blues. Appearing in his first game since missing time with the flu, Price was solid and seems to be re-discovering the elite form he's been without, dating back to last season. It wasn't one of his busier nights, considering St. Louis managed just three shots in the game's opening frame. Expect Price to be in net Saturday when the Canadiens travel to Ottawa for a battle with the Senators.
Price (flu) will start Wednesday's game against the Blues, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports. Price was scratched last Saturday due to the flu and was on the bench for Monday's game against Detroit. Healthy again, Price will be back between the pipes against St. Louis, which averages 3.0 goals per game, tied for 17th in the NHL.
Price (flu) hasn't skated in three days, John Lu of TSN.ca reports. Price remains out with the flu, having missed Saturday's game against Pittsburgh and set to sit again Monday when the Canadiens take on Detroit. According to head coach Claude Julien, backup Antti Niemi was scheduled to face the Red Wings regardless of how Price was feeling. The star netminder's next chance to start will be Wednesday in a home contest versus the Blues.
Price is unavailable for Saturday's home game against the Penguins due to an illness. The Canadiens have recalled Charlie Lindgren from AHL Laval under emergency conditions. Antti Niemi will likely patrol the crease for the Habs in the upcoming contest, but it's always best to wait for official confirmation on such matters before locking in fantasy lineups.
Price allowed three goals on 29 shots in Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Kings. The Canadiens laid a proverbial egg in their home opener. Price should have done better on the first goal but had little hope on the other two that beat him. Montreal's netminder is a must-start in all formats but there will certainly be nights when his team provides little-to-no goal support, resulting in Price being credited with more losses than his play may justify.
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