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Report: Carey Price has concussion, may miss rest of season

Apr 2, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT

Carey Price AP

According to a report from Radio-Canada Sports (by way of the Globe and Mail), Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has suffered a concussion that may end his season.

Radio-Canada says it was informed of Price’s injury by Montreal team doctor David Mulder.

Price, 24, has been out of the Montreal lineup since allowing four goals on 29 shots in Friday’s loss to the Rangers. He played the entire game but was held out of Saturday’s 3-2 shootout loss to Washington (Peter Budaj was in goal for the Canadiens) and didn’t participate in Monday’s practice.

Today, Montreal’s official Twitter feed said Price was “suffering from headaches,” and that his status “is being re-evaluated daily.”

It’s unclear when Price may have suffered the concussion, though a recent CBC report claims the injury occurred at practice.

Price is 26-28-11 this year with a .916 save percentage and 2.43 GAA. He was Montreal’s lone representative at the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa.

  1. govtminion - Apr 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    When it rains…

  2. arbruins - Apr 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    He must have been beat up by Slewban

    • habsman - Apr 2, 2012 at 10:57 PM

      Speaking of concussions, how’s that gutless sucker-puncher Horton doin’?

      • hockeyflow33 - Apr 3, 2012 at 1:43 AM

        Huh?

  3. thecheeman - Apr 3, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    Hey there, not to throw cold water on the Habs pity party but isn’t it possible that the new management team just wants to make sure they don’t win the last few games and get themselves out of lottery contention, so they shut down their best player by design? A goalie getting a concussion during practice sounds weird doesn’t it?

    • lewdood - Apr 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

      Nope. I play goal and you’d be shocked how many guys will rifle shots at your head in practice. Ostensibly, they’re trying to pick a corner over your shoulder when you drop into the butterfly, and instead they pop you in the mask.

      I was out for about a month earlier this season after taking a slapper from the left faceoff dot to the face. Got me right on the top of the cage on my right eyebrow, just below where the fiberglass would’ve deflected it. I’ve never felt as horrible as I did for those weeks when I was loopy. Nauseous, dizzy, tired, headaches. Absolutely miserable.

      But, playing butterfly puts you in a position to get hit in the face on just about any shot, unless you’re over 6’6″ and your shoulders come up to the crossbar when you’re on your knees,

      • thecheeman - Apr 3, 2012 at 4:02 PM

        thanks for that info. Why can’t they make goalie masks bulkier? it seems like any part of the mask above the eyes wouldn’t cause any vision issues for the goalie no matter how big it was (think 1990s Mark Kelso Buffalo Bills). Except if the extra weight was distracting, but it seems like it would be manageable.

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