Habs goalie Price out a while longer with injury
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.
Price, 30, insisted the injury is minor and that he would “absolutely” be ready to play if the Canadiens were in the playoffs.
The Canadiens did add some goaltending depth Tuesday, claiming veteran Antti Niemi, 34, off waivers from Florida.