Canadiens' Carey Price out for a week with a lower body injury

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Carey Price has been the best goalie in the NHL this season.

The 28-year-old goalie started the season off with seven wins and a 0.959 save percentage and two shutouts.

He led his team, the Montreal Canadiens, to a nine-game win streak to start of the season. The Habs are currently 11-2 with 22 points and this is largely due to Carey Price's flawless performances.


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Unfortunately, Price struggled in his last two appearances. He let in five goals against the Vancouver Canucks and another four goals against the Edmonton Oilers.

Even worse, Price was injured during the game against the Oilers on October 29. Price currently has a 2.01 GAA and a .936 save percentage.

Canadien's coach Michel Therrien has stated that Price's injury is "nothing major" but he will need to sit out for at least a week. 

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Despite Price's absence, Montreal has a great backup goalie, and a solid third goalie as well.

Mike Condon has won all four of his games and has a 1.67 GAA and a .944 save percentage. He was amazing in Montreal's 6-2 win against the Flames on October 30, and conceded just one goal against the Jets last night.

Backup plan

The Canadiens also called up Dustin Tokarski for AHL to take the backup goalie spot for the next week or so.

Tokarski played for the Canadiens periodically during the last two seasons as Carey Price's backup goalie.

Tokarski put up a 6-6 record, a .910 save percentage and a 2.75 GAA last year. These stats are amazing for any third choice goalie for any NHL franchise.

The Montreal Canadiens will miss Carey Price, but they have reliable goalies to fill the void. Hopefully, Price will make a quick recovery.

The Canadiens will play the Ottawa Senators on November 3. 

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