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Canadiens G Price to miss two games

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Feb 26 2014 01:01:14 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 26 2014 03:39:14 PM CST
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will be sidelined for two games with a lower-body injury that he tweaked during the Olympics, the team announced Wednesday.

Price left the ice during the team's morning skate on Wednesday after stopping a shot during a drill. He did not return and the Canadiens subsequently recalled goaltender Dustin Tokarski from Hamilton of the American Hockey League for Wednesday night's home game against the Detroit Red Wings.

"During the Olympics, Carey aggravated a lower-body injury. He will not play the next two games and he's day to day," Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said.

Montreal backup goaltender Peter Budaj will start Wednesday in place of Price against the Red Wings.

The 26-year-old Price was named the top goaltender in the Olympics after posting a 5-0-0 record, a 0.59 goals-against average, a .972 save percentage and two shutouts for Canada's gold-medal-winning team.

This season with the Canadiens, Price has a 26-17-5 record with a 2.33 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage.