A look at Carey Price’s new mask, themed to his heritage and to draw attention to breast cancer awareness.
Courtesy David Arrigo
• AUDIO: Jacques Martin
Newly acquired centreman Blair Betts is out for tonight’s season-opener vs. the Maple Leafs in Toronto, sidelined with what is described as a minor lower-body injury. He might be back for Sunday’s game in Winnipeg. His spot tonight on the fourth line will be filled by Andreas Engqvist, who was sent to Hamilton yesterday.
Lars Eller still hasn’t been cleared for contact, so he’s out tonight and Sunday. No update on defenceman Andrei Markov, who continues to rehab on whatever mysterious schedule the Canadiens are using. Until he begins to skate with the team, there’s no date offered for his return.
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will soon wear a new mask, themed to his native roots and designed to promote Breast Cancer Awareness through the month of October. Word early in the day was that it would make its first appearance tonight, but Price said that wasn’t the case following the morning skate.
More on the mask here, designed by David Arrigo, including more views of it. The mask will be auctioned for breast cancer research.
Some video following morning skates at the Air Canada Centre in very noisy dressing rooms: