Price concussion is premature, Habs say

Radio-Canada reports Carey Price has a concussion.
But early Monday evening, the Canadiens disputed that, saying that while the goaltender is suffering from headaches, he hasn’t yet been diagnosed with a concussion and will undergo tests this week to get to the bottom of his discomfort.
The goaltender collided with a teammate last Thursday morning before the Canadiens left for the Big Apple and hasn’t felt right since … although he played against the Rangers Friday night.
Price missed Monday morning’s practice in Brossard with what was described as a therapy day.
It is possible his season is over, with Peter Budaj starting the last three games of the Canadiens’ schedule.
Late Monday afternoon, the Canadiens announced Price has been suffering headaches.
The team said the concussion report stemmed from a Radio-Canada reporter overhearing Canadiens doctor David Mulder, while on a cell phone on an aircraft that would be headed west on Monday, talking to team head athletic therapist Graham Rynbend. It’s unclear how much Mulder then told reporter Diane Sauvé when she asked him about the conversation.
A concussion, however, is not the diagnosis … yet.
Price has started 65 games this season.
Unless he signs a new contract, Price will become a Restricted Free Agent on July 1.
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  1. Thomas Le Fan says:

    Concussion or The Tank©?

  2. BJ says:

    Isn’t Budaj signed for another year? So Vokoun would not fit in next season.

  3. HabinBurlington says:

    Milbury running his mouth again, this guy really doesn’t get it. I am just trying to remember which co host of his said this past year he would make a good coach.

    • stevieray says:

      one word ..” idiot”
      He just seems to be always pissed at something ..probably because he’s still umemployed and no doubt has shown little talent or logic for any team to hire him … what befuddles me is that NBC would feel he’s worthy … Did you catch him and JR going at it a few weeks back … ??

      • HabinBurlington says:

        Yah that was quite the professional exchange of opinions. Strangely enough on that occasion, I didn’t mind the point Milbury was trying to make. It’s just that cavemen typically don’t do well on TV talkshows unless Jerry Springer is the host.

    • boing007 says:

      Milbury’s right, Crosby is a little goody two shoes. Got away with two or three slashes and trips that the refs didn’t call on him last Sunday because the league turns a blind eye on their sweety pie.

      Coach Bylsma claimed Vitale’s shot on Brière was clean. It happened in the last minute of the game, was uncalled for and ended up wrenching Brière’s back.

      Richard R

      • Natrous says:

        The refs have converted to playoff hockey, where slashes and trips go uncalled unless they disrupt a scoring play. This doesn’t only apply to Crosby.

        Also, who cares at what point a clean hit happened, or what the aftermath of the hit was?? If the player who was hit had possession of the puck, and the player throwing the hit leads with his shoulder and doesn’t make contact with the head, then it’s clean. The game was chippy from the start, Briere should have kept his head up and avoided opening himself up to a big hit late in a game that was already decided. If anything, Laviolette should be talking to Briere about staying healthy for the playoffs.

  4. petefleet says:

    There will be changes in MTL and WSH this offseason, no question. UFAs from WSH that could help the Habs are Mike Knuble, Tomas Vokoun, Dennis Wideman and Jeff Halpern.
    With our core of players in tact, these guys could provide some much needed skill and experience. God knows Halpern in the faceoff circle would be an improvement over any of our guys. Wideman would be a great physical force on the back end and has a great shot on the 2nd PP. Vokoun is the one that got away…great backup to Price and because of the year he had, he’d be affaordable. Mike Knuble is the 3rd line grissle that the Habs are lacking….lots of gas left in his tank. The other good thing is that none of these guys would be taking any ice from the kids on their way up to the show.
    As Capt. Kirk would say….engage.


    “It just goes to show how difficult predictions are, especially ones made about the future.”

    ***Habs Forever***

    • HabinBurlington says:

      Will be interesting to see what happens with Vokoun this offseason. Clearly he took a paycut this past season on a one year deal thinking he would take the Caps far thus ensuring his next pay day.

      He would be a good backup, but not sure he believes that his role, I could also see Toronto making him a big offer, they are desperate for goaltending. Burke would sell him as a saviour to the franchise.

      Agree about Wideman and Halpern.

    • The Cat says:

      Price and Vokoun could work as a tandem, no way youre going to get Vokoun to accept a Budaj-like backup role, hes a number 1 goalie.

      [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

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