Carey Price Injury: Updates on Canadiens Star's Knee and Return

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Carey Price Injury: Updates on Canadiens Star's Knee and Return
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Updates from Thursday, May 29

Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports provided an update on Carey Price's status from Thursday's practice:

Chris Johnston of Rogers Sportsnet provided some context to Price's activity:

Updates from Tuesday, May 27

Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post provides an image of Carey Price on the ice this morning:

Fitz-Gerald continued with additional details:

On Tuesday, hours before the Canadiens were to face the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their series, down 3-1, Price was working under the watchful eye of goaltending coach Stephane Waite and an unidentified member of the team’s staff.

He left the ice shortly after 10 a.m., having spent most of his time working on side-to-side movement in the crease. He fielded a few light shots from the slot, but seemed to be testing an injury somewhere in his lower body.

 

Updates from Monday, May 26

Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports Carey Price participated in an activity this morning:

Pierre LeBrun of ESPN talked to coach Michel Therrien about Price's rehab: 

 

Updates from Wednesday, May 21

Michel Therrien spoke more about Carey Price's injured knee today (via the Canadiens on Twitter):

Therrien also confirmed that Dustin Tokarski will start Game 3 vs. New York (via Arpon Basu of LNH.com):

 

Original Text

Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien delivered some bad news on Monday regarding star goalie Carey Price, who will miss the rest of the Eastern Conference Final series against the New York Rangers with a right knee injury.    

The Habs' official Twitter account reported what Therrien had to say about Price:

TSN radio host Ian Mendes provided his take on the unfortunate situation:

Jeff Domet of Hockey Night in Canada Radio  passed along a report from Kevin Weekes on who will replace Price in the lineup:

Rangers forward Chris Kreider, who had a goal and an assist in his team's 7-2 Game 1 victory, barreled into Price in the second period of the opening game. 

Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post recorded further comments from Therrien regarding Kreider's ambush:

Looking at the incident, it’s a reckless play. That’s the truth. Kreider, this is not the first time he is going at goalies. We end up losing our best player, but our group, we’ve faced a lot adversity through the course of the season, and we’ll respond and get the attitude to respond really well. And this is what I’m expecting, starting tonight.

Kreider responded to those allegations (via Steve Zipay of Newsday):

Before exiting Game 1, Price yielded four goals on 20 shots. The collision with Kreider happened within the first four minutes of the second period, but Price remained in and allowed two additional goals, per The Canadian Press, via CBC.ca.

TSN's Conor McKenna analyzed the development when it occurred:

Price's backup, Peter Budaj, didn't fare much better after entering the game in the third period, conceding three goals on eight shots. That leaves Montreal with little hope to draw on, as it is at a significant matchup disadvantage with New York star Henrik Lundqvist between the pipes for the Blueshirts.

The best the Canadiens can hope for is that their home crowd helps them overcome the devastating loss of Price at the Bell Centre on Monday evening as they try to even up the series. 

If Montreal does come back and topple the Rangers, it is currently unclear whether Price would be available for the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.

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