Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Carey Price in New York Seeking Medical Evaluation

Montreal goaltender and last year's Vezina winner Carey Price was in New York on Monday seeking further evaluation for the lower body injury that has kept him out of action for over a week, the Montreal Gazette reports.

The Canadiens had no comment on Price’s trip other than to say that he was out of the country seeking a medical evaluation and that he was expected to return later in the day. There was no indication whether Price was acting on the advice of the Canadiens’ medical staff or seeking a second opinion.

Coach Michel Therrien is expected to provide an update on Price’s health prior to the team’s departure Tuesday, but it’s unlikely that Price will play in Pittsburgh.
Not great news for the Canadiens, but the silver lining is that the Habs' backup goalie Michael Condon has gone 6-0-1 and leads the NHL with a 1.57 GAA. Condon was named one of the three stars of the week by the NHL on Monday, along with Dallas' Tyler Seguin and Patrick Kane.

“It’s a nice personal honour, but it doesn’t mean much in the grand scheme of things,” said Condon.

We expect to know more about Price's status on Tuesday when Montreal coach Michel Therrien addresses the media before his team departs for Pittsburgh.