Price to miss 3rd straight game, injury still considered 'minor'

Ian McLaren
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Carey Price remains sidelined with what the Montreal Canadiens are referring to as a lower-body injury.

Head coach Claude Julien said the ailment is still considered to be minor and the hope is Price will be able to return to practice in a few days. Julien also made a point of confirming the current issue has nothing to do with a serious injury that kept Price out of action for a large chunk of 2015-16.

The star goalie will miss his third game since the injury was first announced on Nov. 4, and Charlie Lindgren will draw the start Tuesday against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Price has underperformed this season, posting a 3-7-1 record and .877 save percentage.