The Montreal Canadiens fell to the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 tonight. However the team received some great news after the game as star goaltender Carey Price, absent for the last nine games, will be back in the Habs net on Friday night in Brooklyn as the Habs start a weekend home and home with the New York Islanders.
The Canadiens just announced that Dustin Tokarski has been sent to St. John's. Carey Price will start on Friday night in Brooklyn. #GoHabsGo
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) November 20, 2015
— Carey Price (@CP0031) November 20, 2015
Price sustained a lower body injury against the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 29. It was initially said that he would miss a week of action and he has been out since. Price, last year’s recipient of the Hart, Vezina and Jennings Trophies and the Ted Lindsay Award, is 7-2-0 this season and boasts a .936 save percentage and a 2.01 goals against average along with two shutouts.
Price was 44-16-6 with a 1.96 goals against average and .933 save percentage last season. He won the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender, the Lindsay Award for best player as voted by his peers, the Jennings Trophy for lowest goals against as a team, and the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP in one of the most dominant years in NHL history.
The Canadiens, who are battling for first overall in the NHL, hope that Carey Price returns to form quickly after being out with his lower body injury.
In other injury news, Torrey Mitchell was injured in Thursdays game and will not play on Friday against the Islanders. The Canadiens have not confirmed who his replacement will be, but it is expected to be much maligned winger Alexander Semin.
Main Photo: UNIONDALE, NY – DECEMBER 23: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens tends net against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 23, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)