The Montreal Canadiens goaltender and reigning Hart and Vezina Trophy winner, Carey Price, will miss at least six weeks with a lower-body injury. The star goalie who has been dealing with an unspecified lower body injury for weeks will not require surgery.
Carey Price was originally injured on October 29th during a 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. He was back on the ice on November 20th but on the 25th of November, against the New York Rangers, he left the game during the second period after aggravating the original injury.
Medical update: Carey Price will be out for a minimum of six weeks (lower body injury) – will not require surgery.
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) November 30, 2015
The six-week time frame means that Price will most likely miss the outdoor Winter Classic game against the Boston Bruins on New Year’s Day at Gillette Stadium.
General manager Marc Bergevin said Carey Price did not return from the previous injury too early.
“When it did happen I was wondering if he came back too quick,” Bergevin said. “But based on our doctors, based on Carey, based on everything we have … it was not the reason that he got injured, that he came back too quick. But I understand the question; you always wonder if that was the case. We looked into it deeply after and that was not the case.”
“Losing a key player always hurts, but I believe in the character of our players to weather the storm,” Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said.
Rookie Mike Condon will be filling in for Price.