MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens will be without goaltender Carey Price for their upcoming three-game road trip.
The Canadiens said Thursday he will not travel with the team to Florida because of a lower-body injury.
The Canadiens play the Panthers on Friday night, then face the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Montreal finishes the road trip Monday in Dallas.
Price has played in 30 games this season, posting a 15-10-4 record with a 2.84 goals-against average and .904 save percentage.
Backup Antti Niemi likely will be in goal. He has a 4-3-1 record with a 4.14 goals-against average and .876 save percentage this season.