Carey Price G MON 2 Months

Carey Price doesn't believe Chris Kreider crashed into him on purpose.

The Rangers forward appeared to lose his balance and collided with Price in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, sidelining him for the rest of the series. "No, I don't think it was on purpose," Price said. "Hockey is a rough sport. Injuries happen all the time. Sometimes they're intentional, sometimes it's just bad luck."

Carey Price G MON 2 Months

Carey Price said his "lower-body injury" won't require surgery.

He wouldn't divulge the nature of his ailment, but it was suspected to be a knee problem. Price did state that the ailment was unrelated to the one he had at the Winter Olympics. He may have been available for the Stanley Cup Final had the Canadiens advanced.

Carey Price G MON 2 Months

Carey Price (knee) took to the ice at the end of Thursday's morning skate in full equipment for a third straight day.

He worked out by himself and then he faced a few shots from his teammates. Price still isn't ready to return, so Dustin Tokarski is expected to start in Game 6 versus the New York Rangers.

Carey Price G MON 2 Months

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien once again stated that Carey Price (knee) won't return before the end of the Eastern Conference Final.

Questions about Price's status were renewed after he skated in full gear Tuesday morning. He might be able to return in time for the Stanley Cup Final should the Canadiens make it that far, but for now they'll have to rely on goaltender Dustin Tokarski.

Carey Price G MON 2 Months

Carey Price (knee) skated in full gear before Tuesday's practice.

It is Price's second straight day on the ice and the first time he has worn equipment. Canadiens coach Michel Therrien ruled him out for the series and reiterated that on Sunday. Price might end up defying that if this series drags on, but he isn't expected to return for Game 5 on Tuesday.

Carey Price G MON 2 Months

Carey Price (knee) skated Monday morning without equipment.

Dustin Tokarski has started the last three games for Montreal while Price has been out of commission with a knee injury. Price isn't expected to play at all in the Eastern Conference Final, but it is encouraging that he's back on the ice.

Carey Price G MON 2 Months

Carey Price (knee) will miss the remainder of the Eastern Conference Final.

It's still possible for Price to play in the Stanley Cup Final if Montreal makes it that far. That will be difficult for the Canadiens though. The New York Rangers have a solid team and Montreal is dependent on Price. Peter Budaj might be decent in Price's absence, but he's unlikely to measure up to Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist.

Carey Price G MON 2 Months

Carey Price (knee) didn't participate in Monday's optional practice.

Price wasn't the only Canadiens' regular to skip the skate though, so we can't come to any conclusions based on his absence. He is still questionable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Carey Price G MON 2 Months

It's looking like Carey Price will be a game-time decision for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final on Monday night.

He had a therapy day on Sunday and coach Michel Therrien said: 'We'll see if he's ready to go tomorrow." Price is believed to be playing through chronic tendinitis in his knee, so being run over in Game 1 by New York's Chris Kreider could be a concern for the Canadiens going forward. If Price can't go on Monday then Peter Budaj will start in his place.

Carey Price G MON 2 Months

The Montreal Canadiens didn't guarantee that Carey Price will be able to play in Game 2 against the Boston Bruins on Monday.

Price may be banged up from a collision with New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider from Game 1 on Saturday. Peter Budaj played (and struggled) in replacing Price late yesterday. It's worth mentioning that Price played through an injury during the 2014 Olympics, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him gut it out, but we'll need to wait and see.