The Montreal Canadiens
announced Wednesday that goalie Carey Price
will miss the final three games of the season with a concussion.
In a statement issued by the team, the Canadiens said Price was examined by Dr. David Mulder, who diagnosed a mild concussion.
Price was hit on the head during practice last Thursday when teammate David Desharnais
landed on him during a drill. Price started Friday's game against the New York Rangers
, but sat out Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals
Price told the team Monday he was suffering from headaches.
will start Wednesday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning
, with Robert Mayer
called up from Hamilton of the American Hockey League to serve as the backup.
Price finishes the season 26-28-11 with a 2.43 goals-against average and .916 save percentage in 65 games.
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