Carey Price to return vs. Sabres after missing nearly a month
Star goaltender has been sidelined with lower-body injury since Nov. 2
Montreal Canadiens star goaltender Carey Price is set return against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday after missing nearly a month with a lower-body injury, the team announced Friday.
"It's just about getting timing back and getting into the groove again," Price told The Canadian Press.
Carey Price jouera demain soir face aux Sabres de Buffalo. <a href="https://twitter.com/CP0031?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CP0031</a> will face the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow night.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoHabsGo?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoHabsGo</a>—@CanadiensMTL
The 30-year-old suffered the injury in the warmup before the club's Nov. 2 matchup with the Minnesota Wild. He gave up five goals on 26 shots in the 6-3 loss.
The club has gone 4-4-1 with Price sidelined this season.
The Habs' have said the current issue is unrelated to a knee-ligament injury that limited him to 12 appearances and derailed the team's 2015-16 campaign.
In a corresponding move, the Canadiens sent 23-year-old goaltender Charlie Lindgren down to the AHL's Laval Rocket.
The 23-year-old had performed admirably in Price's absence, posting a 2.43 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage.
Meanwhile, Price struggled to start this year, compiling a 3-7-1 record with a 3.77 goals-against average and an .877 save percentage.
Prior to Friday's games, Montreal (8-12-3) stood third-last in the Eastern Conference with 19 points.
With files from The Canadian Press