The bad news is that Carey Price has been diagnosed with a concussion following a collision with David Desharnais in practice prior to the team’s 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers last Friday(edit* I’ve since read that the injury occurred on March 20). The Habs have decided to shut Price down for the remainder of the season, which is certainly the best move given how meaningless the final 3 games will be for the Canadiens this season.
The good news is that Montreal has even less of a chance at gaining points over the final 3 games which could have an impact on which position that will draft in the 2012 entry draft. Budaj will start in net with Robert Mayer playing backup. It is highly unlikely that Mayer will see any action as long as Budaj can remain healthy.
Tonight – I’m hoping that Stamkos can hit #60 (it’ll take 2), that the young players in the lineup can play a solid-yet-unspectacular game, and that the Bolts win in regulation.
Its a great time to be a fan non?
Go Habs Go!!