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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