Canadiens goalie Carey Price to miss remainder of series against Senators

 

 
 
 
 
Carey Price appears to be hurt at the end of the third period as the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens meet in game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference Quarter Finals at Scotiabank Place.
 

Carey Price appears to be hurt at the end of the third period as the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens meet in game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference Quarter Finals at Scotiabank Place.

Photograph by: Wayne Cuddington, Ottawa Citizen

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BROSSARD, Que. — Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will miss the rest of Montreal’s playoff series against the Ottawa Senators with a lower-body injury.

The team made the announcement on Thursday, hours before Game 5 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final.

Peter Budaj, who was 8-1-1 in the regular season, is expected to start in goal with Robert Mayer as his backup.

Budaj replaced Price for the overtime period in a 3-2 loss Tuesday night in Ottawa. He faced two shots and allowed a goal from Kyle Turris.

Price appeared to injure his groin late in regulation time. He has struggled at times in the series and had a 3.26 goals-against average and .894 save percentage.

The Canadiens announced Wednesday that captain Brian Gionta would miss the rest of the playoffs with a torn biceps tendon. He is to undergo surgery on Friday.

Forwards Ryan White, Brandon Prust and Lars Eller are also out with injuries.

 
 
 
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Carey Price appears to be hurt at the end of the third period as the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens meet in game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference Quarter Finals at Scotiabank Place.
 

Carey Price appears to be hurt at the end of the third period as the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens meet in game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference Quarter Finals at Scotiabank Place.

Photograph by: Wayne Cuddington, Ottawa Citizen

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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