PRICE TAKES MORE TIME
brossard, Que. — montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price says he is staying off the ice for a little while longer as he deals with a lower-body injury.
Price met with reporters Tuesday before montreal’s game against the visiting Columbus blue Jackets to provide an update on his recovery.
He said he suffered the injury in a warmup before montreal’s nov. 2 game at minnesota in which he gave up five goals on 26 shots in a 6-3 loss.
“When you’re warmed up and you’re running on a bit of adrenalin, you don’t ever feel it’s as bad until you wake up the next day and everything’s cooled down and you’re not feeling the adrenalin anymore,” he said.
Price, 30, insisted the injury is minor and that he would “absolutely” be ready to play if the Canadiens were in the playoffs.
“It’s just taking a little bit longer than expected because of the nature of my position,” said the all-star goaltender.
DOMINGUE TO TAMPA BAY
The arizona Coyotes have traded goalie Louis Domingue to the Tampa bay Lightning for forward Tye McGinn and goalie Michael Leighton.
The trade, announced on Tuesday, ends domingue’s mixed tenure with the Coyotes.
domingue played well at times as Mike Smith’s backup last season, but struggled this season when new no. 1 goalie
Antti Raanta suffered a pair of lower-body injuries. domingue went 0-6 with a 4.33 goals-against average before arizona acquired Scott Wedgewood in a trade with new Jersey.
mcGinn has nine goals and eight assists in 89 career nHL games with three teams, including arizona in 2014-15. Leighton has appeared in 110 nHL games with four teams, going 37-43-14 with a 2.98 goalsagainst average.
CAMMALLERI TO OILERS
The edmonton oilers acquired centre Mike Cammalleri from the Los angeles Kings on Tuesday in exchange for forward Jussi Jokinen.
The oilers announced the trade Tuesday night on their Twitter account. Cammalleri has three goals and four assists in 15 games with the Kings this season.
The 35-year-old from richmond Hill, ont., is in his 15th nHL season.
It will be Cammalleri’s third stint with an alberta team. He played for the Calgary Flames twice — in 2008-09, and again from 2011 to 2014.
Cammalleri has 290 career goals and 330 assists over 855 nHL games.