Montreal Canadiens fans have been on pins and needles ever since netminder Carey Price had a bad start to the season. Then, the mysterious lower-body occurred, backup Al Montoya suffered a concussion and third-string goalie Charlie Lindgren has impressed everyone in the past four games.
Quite the roller-coaster ride.
Now, there is another major twist in the story. Price met the media on Tuesday to reveal that it will not be much longer but progress on injury has stagnated. He has decided to take a few days off before returning to the ice.
The netminder has also added that he would be in uniform if tonight's matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets was a playoff game. He then added that Lindgren's strong play gives him the luxury of taking his time with this.
However, on Monday, head coach Claude Julien clearly said that Lindgren's performance has no effect on Price's return to action.
His comments might be controversial to the rest of the Habs' lineup. Several journalists commented that Price's injury does not appear serious, and maybe teammates expected him to return sooner.
Captain Max Pacioretty was questioned about his goalie's condition and diverted the question by putting his trust in Lindgren.
Quite the commotion in Montreal...
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