Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will
miss the remainder of the first-round playoff series against Ottawa because of
a lower body injury.
The Canadiens made the announcement Thursday morning, leaving Peter Budaj as
the starting netminder. It could last just one game, as Montreal heads into
Thursday facing elimination at home in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference
quarterfinals against the Senators.
Price was hurt in the closing seconds of regulation on Tuesday in Game 4 of
the series. He went into a butterfly, then reached to stop a high shot and was
slow to get up.
Budaj replaced Price to start overtime and surrendered the winning goal early
in the extra session, as Ottawa opened a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Price had a 3.26 goals-against average and an .894 save percentage in the
first four games of the series.
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