Carey Price scare for Habs in final tune-up scrimmage

Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a save during Montreal's inter-squad scrimmage at the Bell...

Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a save during Montreal's inter-squad scrimmage at the Bell Centre on Jan. 17, 2013. (QMI Agency)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:57 PM ET

MONTREAL - So (fill in the blank) has got a sore groin.

It’s going to be the most-used phrase as this 48-game NHL season cranks up and a lot of guys go from steering a couch and bumping around what amounted (for them) to beer league hockey to going 100 miles per hour.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price looked like he hurt himself as he stuck out his left foot to stop winger Max Pacioretty in the club’s Red and White game in front of about 17,000 fans at the Bell Centre Thursday night.

Price, who admitted to battling some soreness through this brief training camp, said he would be in front of the Canadiens net Saturday night when the Habs host the Toronto Maple Leafs on opening night.

“It’s a little bit sore, but you’ll see me on Saturday,” said Price, who back-stopped the Reds through a 20-round 4-3 shootout victory over the Whites. “It’s just a real minor thing that we’ll have worked out in the next couple of days. You’ll see me on Saturday, no problem.


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