There were already some serious concerns about Montreal Canadiens star goaltender Carey Price after his abysmal start to the National Hockey League regular season, and on Friday they were escalated in a major way.
First it was revealed that Price was dealing with some form of minor injury, believed to be a "lower-body" injury, but it now seems the injury is serious enough that the Canadiens do not expect him to play in the near future.
The Canadiens have officially announced the call up of goaltender Charlie Lindgren, and furthermore have revealed that he will be backing up Al Montoya this week-end with Price watching from the sidelines.
From the Habs:
The Canadiens announced on Friday end of day that they had called up goalie Charlie Lindgren from the AHL's Laval Rocket.
The 23-year-old goaltender was recalled as a preventative measure after the team announced that Carey Price had sustained a minor lower-body injury. Al Montoya will get the start in nets for the Habs on Saturday against the Jets.
Price has been one of the NHL's very worst starting goaltenders to start the regular season, and one has to wonder if the Canadiens are just trying to find him some additional time to rest and get his head back in the game.