The Montreal Canadiens announced Sunday that starting goaltender and reigning Hart Trophy winner Carey Price is out with a lower-body injury. The team has not offered a timeline for Price's return, but they have recalled goalie Dustin Tokarski from the American Hockey League.
Not knowing the severity of the injury, it's difficult to discern just how big of a deal this will be for the league's best team to start the 2015-16 season. It's clear, however, that losing Price for any period of time is at least a little troubling for Montreal given that they have the inexperienced Mike Condon as a backup currently.
Price has once again been one of the league's best players this year. In nine games he has a 7-2-0 record with a .936 save percentage and 2.01 goals-against average. The star goaltender has been a big reason the Habs are off to the remarkable 10-2-0 start.
The good news for Montreal is that he's not the only reason they've been so good this year. Price has gotten a lot of support as the Habs have scored more goals than any other team in the NHL. Regardless of needing to rely on him less, the Montreal faithful will be hoping for a speedy recovery for the league's best goaltender.
The Habs are set to take on the Winnipeg Jets at 7 p.m. Sunday.