Price has been out since he hurt himself in warmup before facing the Minnesota Wild on November 2. He gave up five goals on 26 shots in that game.
The Canadiens hope that the time off has healed his injury and got him back on his game. Price was a very uncharacteristic 3-7-1 in his 11 starts before the injury with a 3.77 GAA and .877 save percentage.
Charlie Lindgren, Antti Niemi and Al Montoya started the 10 games Price has missed. The Habs have gone 4-4-2 in the games Price has missed.
With Price returning, Lindgren’s workload was set to be significantly reduced. The decision was made to return him to the AHL, where he will reclaim the starter’s role and see plently of game action.
Le gardien Charlie Lindgren est cédé au Rocket de Laval.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) November 24, 2017
Goaltender Charlie Lindgren was sent down to the Laval Rocket.