Price, Gallagher get assigned to Laval Rocket for conditioning stint ahead of NHL playoffs
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is congratulated by teammate Brendan Gallagher after shutting out the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 in NHL hockey action Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
MONTREAL -- Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher will see some game action before the Canadiens begin their playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Both the goaltender and forward have missed significant time due to injuries – Gallagher fractured his thumb on April 5 and missed 21 games while Price suffered a concussion two weeks later.
Price started 25 games this season, posting a 12-7-5 record with a 2.64 GAA, .901 save percentage and one shutout.
Gallagher had 14 goals and nine assists in 35 games.
The pair have both been taking part in practices but on Sunday, the team announced they have been reassigned to the AHL's Laval Rocket on long term injury conditioning loans. According to the team, both will dress for the Rocket's final game of the season, taking on the Toronto Marlies on Monday.
In their announcement, the team said Price will likely play half the game.
Both Price and Gallagher are expected to be in the lineup on Thursday when the Canadiens play the Leafs in game one of the the first round.