The Montreal Canadiens have already been without netminder Carey Price for more than one-third of the season, and after tweaking a prior injury, Price is going to be out much longer.
The Canadiens announced Monday morning that Price will be out for a minimum of six weeks, and while the injury will take a significant amount of time to heal, no surgery will be required. Over the weekend, Price met with team doctors and it was expected there would be an update early this week, but few would have expected Price, who was originally said to be out at least one week, would be sidelined for close to two months.
An exact ailment still hasn’t been announced by Montreal, but Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Saturday that Price, 28, injured himself in the warmup before the Canadiens’ Oct. 29 contest against the Edmonton Oilers. The Canadiens were out for the pre-game skate when Price stepped on a puck. That seemingly innocuous moment has led to Price watching from the sidelines for 11 of Montreal’s past 14 outings, and will likely keep him sidelined until the second half of the season. Read more