Audio: Price out today with flu; Hamrlik out

AUDIO: Jacques Martin | Alex Auld | P.K. Subban | Ryan White | Dustin Boyd | Alex Picard | Ben Maxwell

1:35 pm update: Habs headed to Quebec City for flight to Toronto. Cuts still unannounced.

11:05 am update: Head coach Jacques Martin is expected to meet the media shortly. He might be announcing the final cuts before the team breaks camp this afternoon and flies to Toronto.

11:25 am update: Martin says he has full confidence in Alex Auld in goal if Price can’t go. Didn’t elaborate on who’s Auld’s backup in event Price is too sick to dress. Roman Hamrlik is definitely out for tomorrow. Cuts will be made by 3 pm league deadline, Martin and Habs GM Pierre Gauthier still pondering roster at this hour.

Canadiens goalie Carey Price is not practising today, the final day of Habs training camp in Clermont, said to be suffering from the flu. The team is hoping he’ll be fit to start tomorrow night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the meantime, goaltending coach Pierre Groulx is the second netminder in practice today.

Defenceman Andrei Markov is not practising either, also reportedly with flu-like symptoms. Markov not is not expected back imminently.

204 Comments

  1. jennifer1984 says:

    for real, its going around. (around leaf town anyway, so maybe one of them will catch it)

    my mom’s got the flu and my grandpa…..

  2. Exit716 says:

    If you’re extremely stressed, your immune system becomes weakened.

  3. JVSmith says:

    Dude, everyone I know has the flu right now, myself included.

  4. Bugs says:

    Who gets the flu in October? Honestly.

    Anyone else get the flu in Charlevoix (or wherever) or just our starting goalie?

    Why couldn’t HALPERN get the flu? What the hell?

    Put a SCARF on, dummy!

    Quite self-satisfied, I smirk as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  5. Timo says:

    well… the good thing is that laffs may think the same way… hoping it will be a cakewalk for them. Silly laffs, they underestimate the power of The System.

  6. punkster says:

    No Carey, no Cammy, no Hammy
    Makes my armpits and hands go all clammy.
    Now the “realists” will shout
    “It looks like a rout”.
    I hope Auld doesn’t play like my grammy.

  7. avatar_58 says:

    No Hamr, Markov, Cammalleri and maybe Price.

    Right. So TV off tomorrow?

  8. flanman says:

    It’s a little worrying if we have Auld in net behind a defense without markow or hamrlik. I almost wish I wasn’t going to this game now.

  9. habinypsi says:

    no hammer, price ?, final cuts at 3

  10. derfab says:

    No worries. Price and the boys are ready. Maybe Gomez and Cammy spiked the punch again.

     

  11. HFX-HabFan says:

    Via Stubbs on Twitter, Hamrlik is out for the opener tomorrow night in Toronto.

  12. Lafrich says:

    1. Plekanec

    2. Yes

    3. Yes

    4. 53 (27g-26a)

    5. AK46 35 goals

    6. 62 (Cammy 37 – Gionta 25)

    7. 35

    8. Yes 6th

    9. Lapierre

    10. 45 points with over 10 goals

  13. longtimehabsfan says:

    1. Pleks

    2. Yes

    3. Yes

    4. 40

    5. Lapierre

    6. 65

    7. 33 [hahahahahahahaha!]

    8. Yes.  6th.

    9. Lapierre.

    10. 14 Goals; 36 assists.  Second place for the Calder.

     


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