Price day-to-day with LBI, Gallagher to miss multiple weeks with thumb fracture
While Carey Price won't join the Montreal Canadiens for their trip to Toronto Wednesday night, interim head coach Dominique Ducharme said the goaltender is day-to-day with a lower-body injury that has been nagging him.
Ducharme added that the injury wasn't caused by a specific play during the team's 3-2 overtime win on Monday, in which Price turned aside 21 of 23 shots faced.
“It’s something he’s been carrying for a little bit of time," Ducharme said. "We want to make sure he can take care of it and come back 100 per cent.”
The team announced earlier on Tuesday that Price would be is staying in Montreal "to get treatments" while the Canadiens travelled to face the Maple Leafs on Wednesday. The Canadiens will play one game in Toronto before returning to Montreal to take on the Winnipeg Jets Thursday evening.
The Canadiens have recalled goaltender Cayden Primeau from the AHL's Laval Rocket to the taxi squad.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 6, 2021
Primeau will make the trip with the club to Toronto. Carey Price will stay in Montreal to get treatments. pic.twitter.com/xjxZY5DSBk
The team recalled netminder Cayden Primeau, who will make the trip to Toronto, from the AHL's Laval Rocket on Tuesday and placed him on the taxi squad.
The 33-year-old Price has a 2.66 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage in 23 appearances so far this season.
Backup Jake Allen is expected to start against the Maple Leafs and Ducharme said he may even play back-to-back games with the Jets coming to Montreal Thursday. He has 5-3-4 record this season with a .922 save percentage and a 2.23 GAA.