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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Habs place Carey Price on IR; could return Wednesday


By on 3/04/2014 09:00:00 AM

NHL at the Rink reports the Montreal Canadiens placed goaltender Carey Price on injured reserve Monday. Price has missed the last four games with a lower-body injury and has been unable to fully practice for the past week.

Price is with the team for their four-game western road trip that began with a 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings Monday night. He could be activated from the IR as early as Tuesday and could get the start Wednesday night at the Anaheim Ducks if his condition improves. Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien told the team's official website that Price would be back on the ice "as soon as the medical staff feels he's ready to start practicing".
                                                  Kristina Servant via Wikimedia commons

Peter Budaj has started the last four games in net for the Canadiens in Price's absence. Dustin Tokarski of the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs will continue to serve as Budaj's backup until Price returns. The Canadiens have tread the waters without the 2014 Winter Olympics gold medal netminder, posting a 2-1-1 record, obtaining five out of eight possible points in the standings.

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