Carey Price not playing for rest of series against Rangers

The Canadiens will be without star goaltender Carey Price for the remainder of their Eastern Conference final against the New York Rangers.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien told reporters after today's optional skate that ``Carey Price will not be available tonight, nor for the rest of the series.''

Price was hurt at 3:15 of the second period of the series opener Saturday when Rangers forward Chris Kreider crashed into him skates-first after missing the net on a breakaway.

Price lay on the ice for a while and appeared to injure his right knee.

He got up and stayed in the game, but was replaced by backup Peter Budaj for the third period.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series goes tonight, with New York up 1-0 after winning the opening game 7-2.

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  1. Enzo posted on 05/19/2014 11:46 AM
    So how many of you Carey Price haters, who were crapping all over him for the goals he let in during game 1, will eat your words now that it is known he played most of the 2nd period on a wonky knee?
  2. Joey posted on 05/19/2014 11:57 AM
    They should crack down on crashing the net or goalie interference. A suspension for the other team should also be an option...I guess it's my heart speaking...
  3. Leo posted on 05/20/2014 09:05 AM
    Can somebody explain how Corey Price was able to play an extra 16 minutes AFTER getting injured? He apparently walked normally after the game and told reporters he was fine. DId he get injured getting out of bed the next day?

    The question is "how really injured is he"? A little sore is a normal occurrence at this level in the playoffs. It almost seems as if the canadiens' organization has decided that to "through in the towel" in order to prevent the "embarrassing inevitable knock-out punch" that was coming. This is the weirdest thing I've seen the habs do.
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