Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominque Ducharme provided an update on starting goalie Carey Price, and things aren’t as good as originally expected. Price will miss the next week with a lower-body injury, as confirmed by John Lu.
There’s no good time for an injury, but the timing of Price’s absence is less than ideal. The Habs kicked off a seven-game in 11 night part of their schedule last night. They have two games upcoming against the Calgary Flames, whom the Habs are trying to stay ahead of in the NHL North Division playoff race.
Jake Allen started both the back-to-back games, losing to the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night and getting the nod against the Winnipeg Jets tonight. Allen has a 2.30 goals-against average and is stopping 92.1% of shots this season. He also has 4.70 goals saved above average, as calculated by Hockey-Reference.
Cayden Primeau and Charlie Lindgren are also listed on the Canadiens’ roster. But expect Allen to get the lion’s share of starts with Price out.
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