Carey Price Likely Out For Game 2; Possibly Series

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Carey Price out game 2

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According to a source with direct knowledge of the situation, Canadiens goalie Carey Price is likely out for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals and possibly the remainder of the series. The source said that Price likely hyper-extended his right knee on the play and may have torn ligaments in the knee.

Price injured his knee when Rangers forward Chris Kreider slid into him skates first at 3:15 of the second period in the 7-2 loss to the Rangers in Game 1. He laid on the ice for a bit and then skated around to shake off the pain. After staying in the game and allowing two more goals he was replaced by Peter Budaj after the second period.

Price skated with goaltending coach Stephane Waite for about five minutes prior to an optional practice Sunday, mostly side to side in the crease and then left the ice. After practice, Canadiens coach Michel Therrien would not confirm if Price would be in the lineup for Game 2 Tuesday. 

“Today was an optional practice,” Therrien said. “It was a therapy day for Carey. We’ll see if he’s able to play.”

Budaj and Dustin Tokarski served as the two goalies for practice and will do the same in Game 2 if Price is unavailable.

UPDATE 5/19 : It has been confirmed that Price will miss the rest of the Eastern Conference Finals.

James Murphy is a freelance reporter who also writes for NHL.com. He covered the Boston Bruins/NHL for last 11 seasons writing for ESPNBoston.com, ESPN.com, NHL.com, NESN.com, Insidehockey.com and Le Hockey Magazine. Murphy also currently hosts “Murphy’s Hockey Law” (Saturdays 9-11 AM ET on Sirius/XM NHL Network Radio and 4-6 PM ET on Websportsmedia.com. He is also a regular guest TSN 690 in Montreal and Sirius/XM NHL Network Radio.
57 comments
fpuro
fpuro

@PSaintDenis gros porc dangereux Chris kreider! La commande devait venir du banc... Un tel comportement tue l'essence même du sport!

KarineHains
KarineHains

If he tore ligaments he would not have been able to stay in the game nor would he be walking without crutches, let alone going on the ice on skates.


mikey1829
mikey1829

We beat these guys if they had Dryden in the net this year so there are no excuses.I like Price and I don't wanna see  the guy hurt but s**t happens.





jhubbard2004
jhubbard2004

@MurphysLaw74 Awe. I'm heart broken. The Habs fans will use this as excuse. Hockey God's aren't w/ them in this series unlike B's series.

CrashAndKreid
CrashAndKreid

@jimbro83 just watched the replay habs assertions are such bs. all the more reason to think the injury is serious.

martinbedard
martinbedard

@FrLegare impossible de gagner avec Budaj :( En plus "l'accident" est semi-involontaire

Tomriddz
Tomriddz

@erincandy pretty shitty way for the rangers to take the series is budaj can't hand it. Especially after a rest series with Boston

willmarcello
willmarcello

@AndrewBerkshire Seemed iffy... "source with direct knowledge" would know more than "likely hyper-extended", "may have torn ligaments".

ev_sporer
ev_sporer

@Kpower90 Yeah, don't know how that story hasn't gotten more play. Came out over 4 hours ago…

AClockworkMan
AClockworkMan

@jhubbard2004 @MurphysLaw74  So in your genius it was "hockey gods" who caused the bruins loss, but habs fans should not use *this* as an excuse. You are a real tool aren't you?

erincandy
erincandy

@Tomriddz yeah definitely bad luck for them. Budaj sucks compared to Price

Kpower90
Kpower90

@ev_sporer it sounds very vague, and maybe it's not the most respected name?

Kpower90
Kpower90

@ev_sporer yeah? Surprised it hasn't gotten much play. I guess people are looking out for tweets from TSN or something

fpuro
fpuro

@PSaintDenis de plus, les broad street bullies ne plantaient pas les gardiens, toujours au sol et vulnerables....

InteractiveDsgr
InteractiveDsgr

@maryellen_sb at least we don’t get come close to weeping like Lucic did after the game 7 ass-whopping they got served.