Carey Price will be back in goal for the Canadiens when they play the Penguins Wednesday night in Pittsburgh .Price has missed the last 14 games after suffering a concussion when he took a slapshot off the mask during the second period of game in Philadelphia on Feb Pittsburgh Penguins Custom Jersey
. 20. Price stayed in the game, which the Canadiens lost 3-2 in overtime, but hasnt played since. He did serve as the backup to Antti Niemi during the Canadiens 2-0 loss to the Florida Panthers Monday night at the Bell Centre as the Canadiens were shut out for the second straight game and for the 12th time this season, a franchise record.With only nine games remaining in the regular season and the Canadiens not making the playoffs, Price said he understands some people might be skeptical about him returning to action.ure, I get that,” the goalie said after practice Tuesday morning in Brossard. ut if anybody was standing here in my shoes, they know what it like to be here. As an athlete, you want to get back in and play the game … that what I here for.”Price has a new eight-year, US$84-million contract that kicks in next season Matt Murray Jersey
. The 30-year-old has struggled this season with a 15-22-6 record, a 2.98 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage. Price battled chronic fatigue early in the season when he got off to a 3-7-1 start and then missed 10 games in November with a lower-body injury. Price said this is the first time in his career he has dealt with a concussion. don have a ton of experience with it,” he said. t kind of one of those things where you get to a point that the injury youe not sure what the symptoms will be like. You start overanalyzing it to figure out do I feel something, or is it just what I ate this morning? It starts to get into a real grey area. It definitely tough. You just kind of got to take the plunge eventually.hat plunge will come Tuesday night on the road, where the Canadiens have a 9-23-4 recordthe worst in the NHL.Carey is 100 per cent, coach Claude Julien said. He feels great. We wouldnt put him in if he wasnt.When asked if he was nervous about getting back in the net, Price said wouldn be playing if I was nervous about the condition of my head.”He added feel pretty good. I think once I settle in during the first period it going to be all about that first shot.ulien said he will probably rotate his two goalies for the rest of the season, meaning you can expect to see Niemi in goal Friday night in Buffalo when the Canadiens play the Sabres and Price back in net Saturday night when the Washington Capitals visit the Bell Centre Riley Sheahan Jersey
. Niemi has a 5-4-4 record this season with the Canadiens, along with a 2.41 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage.You can watch video of Price in action during Tuesday practice as well as Julien post-practice news conference on the HI O Facebook page. Gallagher, Byron skip practiceBrendan Gallagher and Paul Byron both skipped practice Tuesday morning, taking therapy days. Alex Galchenyuk was on the ice for the start of practice but then left with a hand injury that was making it difficult for him to shoot the puck.All three players made the trip to Pittsburgh and Julien said Galchenyuk will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.We need to reassess him tomorrow, Julien said about Galchenyuk. It not an injury where it cut and dried where he out. He on the trip, he coming, and there a good chance hell play. But I cant confirm that right now.The Canadiens already have a lengthy injury list that includes Shea Weber , Max Pacioretty , Victor Mete , Andrew Shaw , Phillip Danault and Rinat Valiev .Julien was asked if the return of Price might provide a confidence boost for all the young players now in the lineup.here no doubt his reputation up there is a really strong one,” the coach said about Price. ut that no disrespect to Niemi because Niemi — to be honest with you — the guys feel very, very confident when he in net. They love playing in front of him. A guy like that does inspire your team as well the way he competes. But Carey has the pedigree of playing a lot of different things and he known as one of the best if not the best goaltender in the world. So there no doubt that only adds to helping our situation in nets. “Right now, I don think the issue of all the issues that we have is certainly not between the pipes,” Julien added. harlie played a great game the last game he played and Niemi been good and we know how good Carey is. So that situation there for me is not as much of a concern as the other areas that we have to get better in.here they standThe Canadiens were in 13th place in the Eastern Conference and only one point ahead of both the Ottawa Senators and the Detroit Red Wings following Monday night loss to the Panthers. The Canadiens were six points ahead of the Sabres , who have the worst record in the Eastern Conference.The Senators play host to the Panthers on Tuesday night , while the Red Wings entertain the Flyers.The Penguins were in second place in the Metropolitan Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference heading into Tuesday night game in New York against the Islanders .Canadiens numbersGallagher leads the Canadiens in scoring with 26-18-44 totals, followed by Galchenyuk , Max Pacioretty , Jonathan Drouin and Jeff Petry .Through Monday games, the Canadiens ranked 29th in offence, scoring an average of 2.47 goals per game, and ranked 23rd in defence, allowing an average of 3.10 goals per game. They ranked 14th on the power play and 30th in penalty-killing .Penguins numbersHeading into Tuesday night game against the Islanders, Evgeni Malkin was leading the Penguins in scoring with 40-49-89 totals Evgeni Malkin Jersey
, followed by Phil Kessel , Sidney Crosby , Kris Letang and Jake Guentzel .No. 1 goalie Matt Murray has a 23-13-2 record with a 2.82 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage, while backup Casey DeSmith is 4-4-1 with a 2.59 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.The Penguins ranked sixth in the NHL in offence, scoring an average of 3.26 goals per game, and ranked 19th in defence, allowing an average of 3.00 goals per game. They ranked first on the power play and 17th in penalty-killing .Rocket signs top Canadian university playerThe Laval Rocket, the Canadiens AHL farm team, announced Tuesday that they have signed Concordia Stingers centre Anthony Beauregard and winger Nikita Korostelev of the OHL Peterborough Petes to amateur tryout contracts.Beauregard, a 5-foot-7, 165-pounder, was named the Canadian player of the year in U Sports this season after leading the country in scoring with 19-41-60 totals in 28 games with the Stingers. Before going to Concordia, Beauregard played four years with the QMJHL Val dOr Foreurs, posting 30-63-93 totals in 67 games during his final season in 2015-16. He also played briefly for the Indy Fuel in the ECHL Chad Ruhwedel Jersey
.Korostelev, a 6-foot-1, 201-pound right-winger, posted 30-45-75 totals in 64 games this season with the Petes. He was selected by Toronto in the seventh round at the 2015 NHL Draft but never signed with the Maple Leafs. What next?The Canadiens will head to Buffalo after Wednesday night game and face the Sabres Friday night . The Canadiens will then return home to face the Washington Capitals Saturday night .