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Carey Price may have torn ligaments in his knee

Canadiens Lose Price For Rest Of Series

Montreal coach Michel Therrien on Monday afternoon confirmed an earlier XN Sports report that Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will miss the remainder of the Eastern Conference finals.

A source close to the situation told James Murphy of XN Sports that Price likely hyper-extended his right knee and may have torn ligaments in the knee.

Price suffered the injury when opposing forward Chris Kreider slid into his skates at 3:15 of the second period in the 7-2 loss to the Rangers in Game 1. After staying in the game and allowing two more goals, he was replaced by Peter Budaj before the third.

Price skated with goaltending coach Stephane Waite for about five minutes prior to an optional practice Sunday, mostly side to side in the crease and then left the ice. After practice, Therrien would not confirm if Price would be in the lineup for Game 2 Tuesday.

"Today was an optional practice," Therrien said, according to the report. "It was a therapy day for Carey. We'll see if he's able to play."

Budaj and Dustin Tokarski served as the two goalies for practice and will do the same in Game 2 and for the rest of the best-of-seven series.

Follow James Murphy on Twitter: @MurphysLaw74

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crowland503 May 19 2014 at 11:54 AM

Please tell me that if the Americans win, the Canadians will gracefully accept the loser's trophy: Bieber!

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hodefense22 May 19 2014 at 12:10 PM

kinda sucks that he;s injured after playing 82 reg season games and now playoffs only to lose your # 1 goalie

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STEPHEN May 19 2014 at 12:14 PM

Canadians will come back and win .

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James DePasquale STEPHEN May 19 2014 at 12:46 PM

I'm a long time Rangers fan. One game means nothing. It takes 4 to win a series. The habs will play much better from now on and it will be a close series, either with Carey or without. I think the Habs didn't realize that this revitalized Rangers team can be so tenatious. Don't forget, the Habs beat perhaps the best team in the NHL in the Bruins. I forsee a 6 or 7 game series.

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j donley James DePasquale May 19 2014 at 12:51 PM

Sidney Crosby goes into the tank (as usual) and the Rangers come back from a 1-3 against the Pens.

It bites.

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paul James DePasquale May 19 2014 at 1:42 PM

didn't realize that the Canucks had already played the Blackhawks...had to in order to beat the best team in Hockey...

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lidthrower May 19 2014 at 1:47 PM

Sorry 'bout that, Canadians. Go Rangers!

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docsam May 19 2014 at 2:04 PM

I'm a Brins fan...go RANGERS!

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mthbwu May 19 2014 at 2:09 PM

The Rocket Richard riot may pale in comparison to tonight's activites.

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