Price out with concussion
|Carey Price has suffered a mild concussion and will miss the final games of the season. (REUTERS)
The Montreal Canadiens confirmed Wednesday that goaltender Carey Price would be out for the rest of the season because of a mild concussion.
The 24-year-old has been experiencing headaches since before his most recent start, March 30, against the New York Rangers.
What the Habs apparently don't know is when the concussion occurred. It was reported Wednesday that it stemmed from a collision in practice with teammate David Desharnais on March 29, the day before the game against the Rangers.
Now the Canadiens are saying the encounter with Desharnais happened March 20 and, if that was the direct cause of the Price ailment, it means the goalie played four games with concussion symptoms.
Coach Randy Cunneyworth said it was difficult to pinpoint exactly when the concussion occurred, as goalies are being bumped and hit by pucks every day.
Price posted a 26-28-11 record this season with a 2.43 goals-against average and four shutouts.
Montreal will miss out on the postseason for the first time since 2007.