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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

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.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild