Desharnais takes rap for Price collision
|Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a save in front of New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (R) in the third period of their NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, March 30, 2012. (REUTERS)
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price sat out practice for the second consecutive day because of headaches -- and possibly a concussion -- stemming from a collision with teammate David Desharnais last Thursday.
Desharnais said he collided with another skater during a two-on-one drill and then ran into Price. The centre said he hurt his ribs on the play and Price told him he had a headache.
Price, nonetheless, played the next night against the New York Rangers.
There was speculation Price would miss the final three games of the season, but coach Randy Cunneyworth would not confirm it.
With those types of symptoms, you always need to be cautious," Cunneyworth said Tuesday, avoiding the word "concussion" and noting that Price would be examined. "You can't jump to conclusions too quickly."
Peter Budaj will start in goal Wednesday, with Robert Mayer getting the call from Hamilton of the AHL to serve as backup.