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Canadiens goaltender Price to miss rest of playoff series with lower-body injury

Thursday, 05.09.2013 / 10:55 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Canadiens goaltender Price to miss rest of playoff series with lower-body injury

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.

Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday