Montreal Canadiens: Injury News, Views, and Opinions

Daniel ArouchianSenior Analyst IJanuary 19, 2009

Carey Price

Carey Price will be back to play either on Tuesday against the Atlanta Thrashers or Wednesday facing the New Jersey Devils. He'll also be part of the starting line up on Sunday during the All-Star Game held in Montreal.

On that note, coach Guy Carbonneau's wish is for his star goaltender to avoid participating in the skills competition.

Why not? Ok sure he can get injured again, what's next? Going to suggest not having him play during the game either? Come on Guy, Price is old enough to make his own decisions.

Higgins and Koivu

Both Higgins and Koivu will be with the team for the next to games. Both are waiting the green light from the doctors to play on Wednesday.

Higgins missed was out for little more then a month when he injured his shoulder. He has five goals and four assists in 21 games this season. Hopefully Higgins will start scoring when he gets back.

With Koivu's return it means Kovalev will have to give the "C" back to Koivu. The Habs were on fire when Kovalev was the captain. Will the fire be too hot for Koivu too handle? Only time will tell.

3 players that didn't make the trip

Mathieu Dandenault, Georges Laraque and Alex Tanguay stayed in Montreal, still nursing their respective injuries.