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Habs’ Price skates for five minutes, doesn’t practice

May 18, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT

Chris Kreider, Carey Price AP

It may be time to get nervous if you’re a Montreal Canadiens fan.

Star goalie Carey Price skated for five minutes ahead of this morning’s optional practice in Brossard, Quebec and did not participate with the main group, as The Canadian Press shares.

Price worked with goaltending coach Stephane Waite before heading off. Goalies Peter Budaj and Dustin Tokarski took part in the regular practice. Price was crashed into by New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider in the second period of Montreal’s 7-2 Game 1 loss.

Kreider was tripped up on a break in on Price and bowled through him. Price immediately grabbed his right knee but finished the period. Coach Michel Therrien pulled Price after the period to protect him and not because he was injured.

That latter part is still up for debate, however. If there’s an upside to this for Habs fans it’s that it was an optional practice meaning Price doesn’t have to take part in it.

Therrien said after practice it was a “therapy day” for Price, but wasn’t exactly encouraging when asked if he can go in Game 2.

Peter Budaj said he’s ready to go if called upon. Buckle up, Habs fans.

  1. canucks30 - May 18, 2014 at 12:09 PM

  2. brandotho - May 18, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Hope he’s okay. As a NYR fan, I want them to beat the Habs at their best.

  3. billsboy88 - May 18, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    The quote may be more useful on this particular site if it were in English…

  4. ningenito78 - May 18, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Wish I knew what that tweet said….

    • flowerdew - May 18, 2014 at 12:33 PM

      High school French tells me it says, “Price alone with Stephane Waite this morning, an hour before his teammates. Not necessarily a good sign.”

      Someone with better than high school French should feel free to correct me.

      • bruceboudreauchokejob - May 18, 2014 at 11:47 PM

        Maybe Chantal can give me some personal lessons

    • 2difshoe - May 19, 2014 at 9:12 AM

      The tweet said, ” we’re pucked now ! “

  5. swisshark93 - May 18, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    for the non-french speakers, the tweet says “Price skating alone with goalies coach one hour before his teammates. Not necessarily a good sign…”

  6. 16thearlofderby - May 18, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Subban Eller Plekanec didn’t skate should fans panic

    wait for starting line up tomorrow

    now chill and watch wcf gkg!

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