Habs confirm Price concussion, shut him down for season


The Montreal Canadiens confirmed today that, after being examined by Dr. David Mulder, goaltender Carey Price has been diagnosed with a concussion and will miss the remainder of the regular season.

The confirmation comes two days after a report from Radio-Canada Sports claimed Price was concussed (also claiming it got the information from Mulder.) It’s now believed the 24-year-old netminder suffered the injury from a collision with teammate David Desharnais:

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price sat out practice for the second consecutive day because of headaches — and possibly a concussion — stemming from a collision with teammate David Desharnais last Thursday.

Desharnais said he collided with another skater during a two-on-one drill and then ran into Price. The centre said he hurt his ribs on the play and Price told him he had a headache.

Price, nonetheless, played the next night against the New York Rangers.

Following the Rangers game, Price complained of headaches and was replaced by Peter Budaj for Saturday’s game against Washington. Budaj will start again on Wednesday against Tampa, backed up by AHL Hamilton call-up Robert Mayer.

The injury means Price will finish the season 26-28-11 with a 2.43 GAA and .916 save percentage.