NHL notebook: Canadiens' goalie to miss rest of Eastern Conference final
Canadiens coach Michel Therrien announced that star goaltender Carey Price will miss the rest of the Eastern Conference final against the Rangers on Monday, hours before the Game 2 of the series.
“Really disappointed,” Therrien said. “He's our best player.”
Price tested his injured right knee briefly Sunday but did not take part in an optional practice. Third-stringer Dustin Tokarski started Game 2 over Peter Budaj.
The coach called Rangers forward Chris Kreider's actions a “reckless play.”
“That's the truth,” he said. “And Kreider, that's not the first time he's going at goalies. So we end up losing our best player, but our group faced a lot of adversity throughout the course of the season. We have the attitude to respond really well, and that's what I'm expecting.”
Blues sign goalie Elliot, not Miller
The Blues re-signed 29-year-old goalie Brian Elliott to a three-year contract and will not pursue a new deal with Ryan Miller, General manager Doug Armstrong said.
The Blues traded for Miller from Buffalo, but the Blues were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
“Certainly, it's not all reflected on Ryan. It's a team game,” Armstrong said. “We've gone this direction, and we're excited about the tandem we have.”
Armstrong said Elliott, who was 18-6-2 with four shutouts this year, will compete for the starting job with Jake Allen, the team's top goalie prospect.
Ducks give GM Murray 4-year extension
Three days after the Ducks were eliminated from the playoffs, general manager Bob Murray agreed to a four-year extension.
Murray had two years remaining on his previous contract. He is now tied to the Ducks through 2020.
Murray has been the Ducks' GM since November 2008.
Ovechkin to miss game at world championships
Alex Ovechkin needed hospital treatment Sunday after taking a hit to his right knee and will miss at least one game at the ice hockey world championship, the International Ice Hockey Federation said Monday.
Ovechkin suffered the knee injury in a collision during Russia's game against Germany.
A medical scan of the Russia captain's knee ruled out torn ligaments.
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