Price will not play the next three games in Toronto as he recovers from a concussion.
As such, his first chance to return will come next week during a two-game set against visiting Edmonton, starting Monday. Price continues to skate solo in Montreal, but it's important to note there hasn't been a setback in his recovery, per Arpon Basu of The Athletic.
Price (concussion), who skated without equipment Wednesday, will join teammates in Toronto on Thursday and practice with equipment, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
The Canadiens have games against the Maple Leafs on Thursday and Saturday. That schedule suggest Price could don pads for a practice Friday, at which point a decision could be reached regarding this status for Saturday.
Price (concussion) won't make the trip for Wednesday's game versus the Senators, but he'll join his teammates in Toronto later this week.
Price is set to resume skating Wednesday before making the trip to Toronto ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Maple Leafs. It's safe so assume Price won't be available to play Thursday, but the fact that he's joining his teammates on the road suggests the Canadiens believe he could be back before the regular season comes to a close. The 33-year-old netminder has missed Montreal's last eight games due to a concussion.
Price (concussion) will resume practicing Tuesday, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Price, who has been out since April 19, will need time to regain his conditioning. The Canadiens want to see Price perform at some point over the final five regular-season games before the playoffs begin. With just one practice before back-to-back games Wednesday and Thursday, Price may not have enough practice time to regain conditioning by then. That leaves Saturday at Toronto, then two home games next week (Monday and Wednesday) against Edmonton.
Price (concussion) remains off the roster ahead of Monday's matchup with Toronto, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports.
Price remains without a return timetable at this point, with Jake Allen and Cayden Primeau splitting goaltending duties while he recovers. While Price hasn't officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game in Ottawa, there's almost no chance he'll be ready to return to game action by then.
Coach Dominique Ducharme told reporters Thursday that Price's latest concussion test results were encouraging and that the 33-year-old netminder could resume skating soon, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
There's still no timeline for Price's return to game action, but it's nonetheless encouraging to hear he's making progress in his recovery. The Canadiens only have eight regular-season games remaining, so Montreal may need to make the playoffs in order for Price to have a chance to return in 2020-21.
Price (concussion) traveled back to Montreal on Saturday and doesn't have a timeline to return, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
The final game of the road trip is Monday in Calgary, but Price isn't expected to skate at any point during the upcoming week as he works through the NHL's concussion protocol. In turn, he's considered out indefinitely for now. Jake Allen figures to take on a hefty workload in the meantime, while Cayden Primeau should serve as the backup.
Price was diagnosed with a concussion and will miss at least one week, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Price took a shot off his head in Monday's game against Edmonton and eventually left the contest despite finishing the first period. Now, he'll miss at least the next four games while dealing with a concussion. The 33-year-old owns a 2.64 GAA and .901 save percentage through 25 games and recently missed six games with a lower-body issue. Jake Allen will likely handle the bulk of the workload with Cayden Primeau serving as the backup.
Price suffered an upper-body injury during Monday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Price took a shot to the head during the first period when Edmonton's Alex Chaisson brushed him on a goal that was overturned due to goalie interference. He stayed in the game to finish out the first period but did not come back out for the second. Interim head coach Dominique Ducharme wasn't sure if the goalie suffered a concussion. Jake Allen took over for Price and presumably will play in Wednesday's rematch in Edmonton if Price is unavailable.
Price (undisclosed) left Monday's game against the Oilers and will not return.
Price did not come back into the game following the first period and was replaced by Jake Allen. It's unclear exactly what happened to the 33-year-old, but it could be related to the lower-body injury that cost him six games this month. An update on his status should be available before Wednesday's game against Edmonton.
Price will start Monday's game in Edmonton, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Price looked rusty in his return from a lower-body injury Saturday against the Senators, allowing three goals on 14 shots. He has posted a sub-.800 save percentage twice in his last five starts, so Price will need to raise his level for the Canadiens to have a chance against a top-heavy Oilers team that's gone 8-2-2 in its last 12 games.
Price (lower body) made 11 saves in a 4-0 loss to Ottawa on Saturday in his first game back from injury. He allowed three goals.
Maybe it was an omen when he let in the first shot against him, although he may have been distracted by defender Joel Edmundson, who was struck in the face on the play before the goal was scored. That said, Price wasn't exactly sharp. He had been out since April 5. We're holding our breath a little with Price, who wasn't sharp before the injury. The Habs are counting on him for the postseason and so are fantasy managers.
Price (upper body) will start in the home crease Saturday versus the Senators.
Price will return to the starter's crease for the first time since April 5. The veteran netminder has been a bit inconsistent this season, but he's ultimately recorded a .903 save percentage and a 12-6-5 record through 23 appearances. The Senators are a tough matchup even though they're out of the hunt, but they've lost five of their last six outings while averaging 2.8 goals.
Price (upper body) won't play Friday versus Calgary, but he could be ready to return Saturday against the Senators.
Jake Allen will get the start in goal against the Flames, but Price could get the nod against Ottawa if he's able to make it through Saturday's morning skate without issue. Price hasn't played since April 5 against the Oilers due to an upper-body injury.
Price (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Flames, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Price worked with the Canadiens' goalie coach on the ice Wednesday morning, but he has yet to return to practice with his teammates, a step he'll need to take before returning to game action. Jake Allen will likely continue to operate as a workhorse for Montreal until Price is given the green light.
Interim coach Dominique Ducharme said Sunday that Price (upper body) is expected to practice within the next few days, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Price won't be ready for Monday's game versus the Maple Leafs. Jake Allen likely will start that contest, as the 33-year-old Price will need to get a few practices under his belt before suiting up for a game again. Price has put together a mediocre campaign with a .903 save percentage and a 12-6-5 record before this injury.
Price (upper body) isn't expected to be ready to return until sometime next week, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
The Canadiens are taking an extra cautious approach with their No. 1 netminder's recovery, so Price will be held out of the team's next two games at a minimum. Until Price is ready to return, Jake Allen and Cayden Primeau will shoulder the load in goal for Montreal.
Price's injury, which will sideline him against Toronto on Wednesday, has been clarified as an upper-body issue.
Price didn't travel with the team for Wednesday's clash but hasn't been ruled out for the second game of the back-to-back versus Winnipeg on Thursday. With Jake Allen getting the nod versus the Maple Leafs, the potential absence of Price could force the Habs to turn to Cayden Primeau or Charlie Lindgren on Thursday.
Price (undisclosed) won't make the trip to Toronto for Wednesday's matchup with the Maple Leafs.
Price evidently suffered an undisclosed injury during Monday's win over the Oilers, but he was still able to finish the contest. The veteran backstop will nonetheless remain in Montreal to receive treatment for his undisclosed issue while his teammates head to Toronto for Wednesday's clash with the Maple Leafs. At this point Price should be considered questionable at best for Thursday's game versus Winnipeg.
Price turned aside 21 shots in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Oilers.
Edmonton took a 2-0 lead into the third period, but Price shut the door the rest of the way and gave the Habs a chance to mount a comeback. The veteran netminder is 4-1-1 in his last six starts, but on the season he carries a lackluster 2.66 GAA and .903 save percentage.
|Last 7 Games|
|04/19||@ EDM||L 1-4||0||7||7|
|04/17||vs OTT||L 0-4||1||3||11||14|
|04/05||vs EDM||W 3-2 (OT)||1||2||21||23|
|04/03||vs OTT||L 3-6||1||5||26||31|
|03/30||vs EDM||W 4-0||1||0||17||17|
|03/20||vs VAN||W 5-4 (SO)||1||4||14||18|
|03/17||@ WPG||L 3-4 (OT)||1||4||26||30|
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