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Carey Price will not travel with the Canadiens when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, RDS).
The goalie will remain in Montreal to get treatment for an undisclosed injury.
“He’s getting checked out,” coach Dominique Ducharme said Monday. “We don’t think it’s anything serious.”
Price made 21 saves in a 3-2 overtime win against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. He is 12-6-5 with a 2.66 goals-against average, .903 save percentage and one shutout in 23 games this season.
Jake Allen is expected to start against the Maple Leafs. Cayden Primeau was recalled from Laval of the American Hockey League and placed on the taxi squad.
San Jose Sharks
Marc-Edouard Vlasic will not play against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday (10:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+, NBCSCN, BSW, NHL.TV), and the defenseman could be out of the lineup for the remainder of the week.
Vlasic sustained an upper-body injury in the first period of a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
“It’s not a head injury,” Sharks coach Bob Boughner said Monday. “It’s something he’s dealt with before and it hasn’t been serious, and it’s not necessarily serious now. But it’s a result of him falling in an awkward position.”
Vlasic has scored five points (one goal, four assists) and averaged 17:48 of ice time in 37 games this season.
Boughner said defenseman Christian Jaros likely will replace Vlasic and make his Sharks debut. Jaros has three assists in 11 games with San Jose of the American Hockey League this season.
“He’s got a lot of tools, he looks good in practice and I’m hoping he can jump in and give us some good minutes and play well,” Boughner said. “It’s just another big body (6-foot-3, 222 pounds) and I like that he’s a right-handed shot as well.” — Tracey Myers