Carey Price will not accompany Canadiens to Buffalo

Mar 15, 11:04 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have confirmed goaltender Carey Price will not be making the trip to Buffalo for Sunday's game against the Sabres. Dustin Tokarski will make the trip instead.

Price did not have any injury trouble in Saturday's comeback 5-4 overtime win over the Ottawa Senators.

Feature photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports/Eric Bolte

Mar 15, 10:06 PM

Carey Price gets the overtime win in return to Canadiens lineup

Mar 15, 10:06 PM

The Montreal Canadiens may have been on the Ottawa Senators case to start the game, but the ice tilted in favor of the Senators midway through the first period.

Price was victim to defense collapsing in front of him as three of the four goals against were scored from in tight.

Through 60 minutes, Price drew two goaltender interference penalties but couldn't spark his team as they were 0-for-two on those power plays.

The Canadiens battled back with two goals in the last three minutes of the third period to cut the deficit down to one goal and were given a power play in the last two minutes. They scored with 0.4 seconds remaining to force overtime.

Price faced 33 shots allowing four goals in regulation.

The Canadiens would capitalize on a loose puck under Senators goaltender Robin Lehner as Francis Bouillon scored his first goal in 62 games.

Mar 15, 11:50 AM

Carey Price to start Saturday vs. Senators

Mar 15, 11:50 AM

After the morning skate provided indication that goaltender Carey Price would return to the Montreal Canadien pipes against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night, head coach Michel Therrien confirmed the expected after practice. 

Price has not suited up for Montreal since Feb. 8, a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. 

Mar 15, 11:17 AM

It looks like Carey Price might start Saturday vs. Senators

Mar 15, 11:17 AM

After participating in full practice on successive days, Carey Price indicated that he will get the start Saturday against the Ottawa Senators after being the first Canadiens goaltender to exit the morning skate. 

Price was sidelined since the Sochi Olympics when he backstopped the other Canadians to a gold medal, despite aggravating a lower-body injury during the tournament. 

The Habs have managed points in four of their last eight games since the season's resumption, but allowed a combined 13 goals in three straight losses, amplifying his importance. 

Mar 14, 12:09 PM

Canadiens G Carey Price gets in a full practice

Mar 14, 12:09 PM

Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price hasn't played since early February. The goaltender aggravated a lower-body injury while backstopping Team Canada to an Olympic gold medal in Sochi.

Price appears to be getting close to reclaiming the Canadiens crease, and took part in his first full practice on Friday in Montreal.

The Canadiens goaltender skated for over 90 minutes with his teammates on Friday and didn't appear to be limited in his movement. 

Here's Price hard at work:

Nothing is official, but it looks like Price could return this weekend or shortly thereafter.

Mar 11, 11:18 AM

Report: Carey Price unlikely to return for Canadiens on Wednesday

Mar 11, 11:18 AM

The Montreal Canadiens are still making do without No.1 goaltender Carey Price. 

Peter Budaj has been weathering the storm in the crease since the NHL scheduled resumed after the Olympic break.

Price was injured in Sochi while playing for Team Canada at the Olympics and has not started for the Canadiens since Feb. 8.

Through 48 games played, Price posted a .925 save percentage and 2.33 goals against average. He holds a winning record of 26-17-5 with four shutouts.

The Canadiens held a record of 32-21-6 before the Olympic break. Since then, Budaj has played in six games for a 2-3-1 record. He'll have to continue, as Price is not expected back for Wednesday's game according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA.

With a record of 35-24-7, the Canadiens sit in a tight race for second place in the Atlantic Division, one point back of the Toronto Maple Leafs and two ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Canadiens sit fourth in the Eastern Conference with three or less points separating spots eight through twelve, and seven points or less separating spots three through seven.

Mar 4, 5:17 PM

Canadiens' Price aggravated injury in Sochi

Mar 4, 5:17 PM

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury sustained in Sochi.

Price admitted on Tuesday that the injury surfaced a few weeks before the Olympics.

The 26-year-old said he then aggravated the injury while representing Canada.

Price will not play on Wednesday.

Mar 3, 5:48 PM

Canadiens place G Carey Price on injured reserve

Mar 3, 5:48 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have placed goaltender Carey Price on the injured reserve as he has not played in any games since returning from the Olympic break.

Price sustained a lower-body injury while competing with Team Canada in Sochi at the Olympics.

Feb 28, 1:22 PM

Carey Price won't play Saturday, set to travel with Canadiens out West

Feb 28, 1:22 PM

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price will not play Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs due to a lower-body injury, according to Jessica Rusnak of TSN Radio 960.

As per the team's official Twitter account, however, Price will be with the team for their upcoming road trip out West, beginning Monday in Los Angeles.

While the exact nature and cause of the injury is uncertain, the fact that he'll travel with the team suggests Price is likely to start sometime within the next week.

Feb 26, 1:01 PM

Canadiens' Price out at least two games: Babcock 'knew nothing' about Price's injury in Sochi

Feb 26, 1:01 PM

Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien revealed on Wednesday that goaltender Carey Price will miss the team's next two games with a lower-body injury suffered in Sochi.

Upon further investigation, it appears as though Canada's head coach and team captain were on different pages when it came to Price's status at the Olympics.

Price started all but one game for Canada in Sochi, posting a .971 save percentage in five appearances.

Feb 26, 11:31 AM

Canadiens' Carey Price out at least two games after aggravating lower-body injury in Sochi

Feb 26, 11:31 AM

Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien has updated the status of goaltender Carey Price, who was forced to leave practice early on Wednesday with an apparent injury.

Price recorded two straight shutouts to cap off an impressive Olympic performance in Sochi, but is now set to miss Wednesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings and Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Dustin Tokarski has been called up from the AHL to serve as Peter Budaj's backup.

Feb 26, 10:53 AM

Carey Price leaves practice early with apparent injury, replaced by cardboard cutout

Feb 26, 10:53 AM

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price made an inauspicious return to the team after helping Canada win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

According to Gord Miller of TSN, Carey Price faced one shot at a full team practice on Wednesday before leaving the ice while appearing to be favoring his leg.

The team brought this out as his replacement.

Price posted a .971 save percentage in five games at the Olympics, and a .925 mark in 38 games played with Montreal prior to the break. An injury that would keep him out of the lineup for any length of time would certainly be a blow to the Canadiens.

Montreal is set to host the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night, but backup Peter Budaj was already scheduled to start.

As per the team`s official Twitter account, Price's status will be updated once practice is over.