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.
Price will start in the home crease against the Oilers on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
The Senators lit up Price for five goals on 31 shots on Saturday, but the veteran netminder will get a chance to bounce back Monday. Overall, Price has been quite good lately, putting up a .921 save percentage and a 6-2-2 record across his last 10 appearances. The Oilers present a tough challenge with both Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl scoring at remarkable paces.
Price allowed five goals on 31 shots Saturday in a 6-3 loss to Ottawa.
The final Ottawa goal was deposited into an empty net. Price was coming off of a shutout in his previous start Tuesday against Edmonton, but the Senators got to him early and often in this one, beginning with Brady Tkachuk's power-play goal less than a minute into the game. The veteran netminder dropped to 11-6-5 with a 2.70 GAA and .902 save percentage. He'll get another shot at the Oilers at home on Monday.
Price will protect the home net in Saturday's game versus the Senators, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Price was fantastic in March, posting a .931 save percentage and a 6-1-2 record over nine appearances. He'll look to keep it rolling against the Senators. Jake Allen recorded a 4-1 win against the Senators on Thursday, and Ottawa hasn't scored more than three goals in a game over its last six outings.
Price turned aside all 17 shots he faced in a 4-0 win over Edmonton on Tuesday.
Price was barely tested by the Oilers, who were coming off an overtime victory in Toronto the night before. Montreal's Jesperi Kotkaniemi opened the scoring 18 seconds into the game and Price made it stand up as the winner en route to his first shutout of the season. The 33-year-old improved to 11-5-5 on the year with a 2.59 GAA and .906 save percentage.
Price will defend the blue paint during Tuesday's home game versus Edmonton, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Price struggled in his last start March 20 versus Vancouver, surrendering four goals on just 18 shots, but he ultimately picked up his 10th win of the season thanks to strong goal support from his teammates. The 33-year-old backstop will attempt to secure his 11th victory of the campaign in a potentially soft matchup with the Oilers playing their second road game in consecutive nights.
Price won't play until Tuesday, March 30 at the earliest after the Canadiens' next three games were postponed due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol, per NHL Public Relations.
Two games against the Oilers and one game against the Senators will be rescheduled. Pending the necessary test result, the Canadiens can return to practice Monday. Price has registered a 10-5-5 record and a .903 save percentage this year.
Price's matchup Monday between Edmonton and Montreal has been postponed, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.
The Canadiens placed two players on the COVID-19 list Monday and the game against the Oilers will be postponed as a precaution. Price will likely get the starting nod for Wednesday's contest against Edmonton, if the Habs are able to get back at it. He's 10-5-5 this season with a .903 save percentage.
Price will get the starting nod against the Oilers on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Price posted a season-worst .778 save percentage in Saturday's matchup with Vancouver but still managed to squeak out a win. The veteran netminder has been less than stellar of late, as he is sporting a 3.22 GAA in his last four appearances.
Price allowed four goals on 18 shots in a 5-4 shootout win over the Canucks on Saturday.
Two of the Vancouver goals came on one-timers and a third was a deflection in front, but Price did appear to have a clean look on Tyler Motte's wrist shot from the high slot that gave the Canucks 4-3 lead early in the third period. To his credit, Price came up with four stops during the shootout. After a terrific six-game stretch to start the month, Price has yielded eight goals on just 48 shots over his last two starts to drop his season save percentage to .903.
Price will start Saturday's game against the Canucks, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Price gets the nod in the second of a back-to-back set after Jake Allen backstopped Montreal in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to Vancouver. Price, who is 3-0-2 against the Canucks this season, has a 1.99 goals-against average and .935 save percentage since the Canadiens changed goalie coaches March 3.
Price stopped 26 of 30 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Winnipeg.
Price was beaten by Nikolaj Ehlers on an odd-man rush just 55 seconds into overtime, marking the first time all month the veteran netminder has given up more than three goals in a game. Price, who has strung together consecutive wins just once since the start of February, dropped to 9-5-5 with a 2.66 GAA and .907 save percentage. He'll try to get back on track Friday against Vancouver.
Price will defend the blue paint during Wednesday's road game versus the Jets, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Price was rock solid in his last start Monday against Winnipeg, stopping 34 of 36 shots en route to a 4-2 win. The 33-year-old netminder will attempt to pick up his 10th victory of the campaign in a rematch with the same Jets team Wednesday.
Price stopped 34 of 36 shots in Monday's 4-2 win over the Jets.
Price only surrendered a pair of power-play tallies to Kyle Connor in the Canadiens' victory. The 33-year-old goalie improved to 9-5-4 with a 2.59 GAA and a .909 save percentage through 18 contests. Price has given up just nine goals in his last six outings, with a 4-1-1 record in that span. The Canadiens and Jets meet again Wednesday.
Price will defend the road goal in Monday's game versus the Jets, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Price has been fantastic in March, recording a .952 save percentage and a 3-1-1 record through five appearances, including a 28-save performance during a 7-1 win over the Jets. However, the Jets have been sturdy of late, winning eight of their last 11 contests and scoring four or more goals six times in that stretch.
Price stopped 33 of 36 shots in a 3-1 loss to Calgary on Saturday.
Two first-period goals by Sean Monahan were the difference in this one, as Calgary became the first team to score multiple goals on Price since March began. The 33-year-old Price had entered the night having allowed just one goal in each of his previous four starts while logging a .963 save percentage, easily his best stretch of the 2020-21 campaign. He'll try to get back into the win column Monday in Winnipeg.
|Last 7 Games|
|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|
|03/15||@ WPG||W 4-2||1||2||34||36|
|03/13||@ CGY||L 1-3||1||3||33||36|
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