Carey Price out indefinitely with concussion
Goalie was injured after taking shot to the mask during Habs' OT loss on Tuesday
The Montreal Canadiens' demoralizing season went from bad to worse on Thursday.
The team announced that goaltender Carey Price is is out indefinitely after being struck by a shot from Shayne Gostisbehere in the second period of a 3-2 overtime defeat in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
'He'll continue to get evaluated'
Price appeared shaken up by the shot but stayed in the game. Julien said the 30-year-old began showing signs of concussion on Wednesday.
"The next morning the trainers came to see me and told me that he had some symptoms and that we had to have a closer look at him," said Julien. "He'll continue to get evaluated on a daily basis. You never know with concussions. It could be short term. It could be long term. So we'll see."
Price has a 15-22-6 record this season with a 2.98 goals-against-average and an uncharacteristically low .904 save percentage.
Antti Niemi will get the start in net against the Rangers on Thursday. Backup Charlie Lindgren was recalled from the AHL on an emergency basis.
"If Carey is out for a while, you'll probably see both goalies play," said Julien.
The Canadiens coach added that shutting down Shea Weber had nothing to do with Montreal's place in the standings. The Habs are 13 points out of a playoff spot with the fourth-worst record in the league (22-29-8).