Mike Condon‘s run as Montreal’s No. 1 has been extended.
On Tuesday, the Canadiens updated the status of star goalie Carey Price, announcing that Price would miss a second straight week of action due to a lower-body injury.
“We hope he’ll be able to get on the ice pretty soon,” head coach Michel Therrien said of today’s developments, per NHL.com. “But this is good news.”
Why good news?
Because on Monday, Price went to New York to seek a second opinion on his injury, which wasn’t responding to treatment as he’d hoped. Therrien said there was a sense of relief when the second medical assessment resulted in the same diagnosis.
Of course, Therrien wouldn’t divulge what that specific diagnosis is.
Regardless, Price will be out of action until at least next Monday, meaning he’ll most likely miss three more games — tomorrow’s tilt in Pittsburgh (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN), Saturday’s home date against Patrick Roy and the Avalanche and a Monday, Nov. 16 home game against the Canucks.
As mentioned above, that puts Condon — the NHL’s reigning third star of the week — in line for a few more starts, presumably starting with tomorrow’s game against the Pens.