BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) - Montreal Canadiens star goaltender Carey Price will miss the next two games because of a lower-body injury.
Canadiens coach Michel Therrien says Price aggravated the injury while representing Canada at the Sochi Olympics. Price left practice on Wednesday.
Therrien says Price will miss two games, including Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Peter Budaj will start in goal, and Dustin Tokarski has been called up from the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs to serve as backup.
Price had his first practice since helping Canada win a gold medal in Sochi. He played in all but one of Canada's Olympic games, including a 3-0 win over Sweden for the gold.
Price has a 26-17-5 record, .925 save percentage and 2.33 goals-against average this season.
Advertisement

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Kings load up for stretch run   The NHL trade deadline doesn’t pass until later in the week. Los Angeles, though, launched a major pre-emptive strike over the weekend.
Thumbnail Toews & Co. rounding into form On Friday, the Blues showed center Patrik Berglund the money. Will they make Central Division rival Chicago pay the price tonight?
Thumbnail East barn-burner on tap in nation's capital Connor McDavid has already accomplished a great deal during his brief career. But can the 20-year-old wunderkind power Edmonton past the league-leading...
Thumbnail New York still has work to do down the stretch The Rangers’ recent power-play drought is well-documented. Nonetheless, special teams issues certainly haven’t curtailed New York’s charge up the...
Thumbnail Gibson and Co. in need of bounce-back effort Fans and pundits alike raised their eyebrows when the Bruins relieved coach Claude Julien of his duties on Feb. 7. Now, though, any and all apprehension...
Advertisement

NHL Team Pages