It has been said that Price was injured during the Sochi Olympics. There are conflicting reports if he has an injured knee or groin...whatever the case is he has yet to play a game for the Habs since returning from the Olympics.
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He was only expected to miss back-to-back games (Wednesday against Detroit and Thursday against Pittsburgh) as the injury was minor. For precaution the team called Dustin Tokarski to serve as Peter Budaj's backup goalie and to ensure that Price got the rest he needed.
Price did not skate for eight days, which was another concern for the team. When he started skating he was only practicing twenty minutes a day. Even though he was on the Californian road trip with the team he did not play any of the games.
He returned to practice Tuesday morning at the Bell Centre with his teammates and took part in official practice. Coach Michel Therrien said it is a step in the right direction but he will not play against Boston. It will only be revealed tomorrow morning after practice who will get the green light to start; either Tokarski or Budaj.