Sunday, November 01, 2015
Price to Miss a Week
Big news out of Montreal on Sunday morning, as they have announced after their morning skate that Carey Price will be out of action for a week, as he deals with a lower-body injury. Price wasn't out for the skate, ahead of their game against the Jets on Sunday night, and the team recalled goalie Dustin Tokarski from the AHL, as he'll act as the back-up versus Winnipeg.
Price was reportedly hurt in Thursday night's game against the Oilers, but he was able to finish the game. Still, the team has placed their number one goalie on the Injured Reserve, retroactive to that game, so he will be eligible to come back for Thursday's game against the Islanders, if he is good to go. Mike Condon will act as the number one in his absence.
Price leaves active duty as the pool leader in points with 18 through the first three weeks of the season, but he had a few guys hot on his tail, including Dallas' Jamie Benn, last year's Art Ross Trophy winner. Price has 7 wins and 2 shutouts and is still averaging 2 points per 60 minutes played on the ice for the Canadiens, an incredible start to the year.
There's no surprise that John S. took Price with the 1st overall pick this year and even in a week where Price hasn't registered a point yet, his team is still 4th in the overall standings in points. With the injury, however, John will now be eliminated from the goalie survivor pool, since Price failed to win in his starts during the Western Canada swing and his other goalie is the back-up for the Leafs.
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