Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price’s injury-enforced post-Olympic break will end tonight against the Ottawa Senators.
Price, who returned from the Sochi Olympics with an unspecified lower-body injury, hasn’t played since leading Canada to the gold medal. He missed eight games after shutting out Sweden 3-0 in the final.
“Price is playing, it’s excellent news,” Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said on the league’s website. “He had a good day (Friday) and he felt good this morning. It has nothing to do with our record. Carey feels ready to play and he will play tonight.”
The Canadiens went 3-4-1 and allowed 28 goals during Price’s absence. He posted a 26-17-5 record with a 2.33 goals-against average and .925 save percentage before leaving for Sochi.
Price practiced fully Friday, the first time since the Olympics he’s done that. The 90-minute workout opened the door for him to return against the Senators.