With only three games left in the regular season, the Montreal Canadiens are playing it safe with All-Star goalie Carey Price.
Price will be examined Wednesday by team physician Dr. David Mulder to determine whether his headaches are a sign of something more serious. He'll miss Montreal's game against Tampa Bay that night and is doubtful for a game at Carolina on Thursday.
''He needs further evaluation and we're going to give him that,'' Montreal interim coach Randy Cunneyworth said after practice Tuesday. ''I'm trying to be as honest as possible but it's still an ongoing process here. He's still being diagnosed.''
Price was struck on the head during practice Thursday when teammate David Desharnais landed on him during a 2-on-1 drill, though Price still made his 65th start of the season in a 4-1 road loss to the New York Rangers the following night.
Price informed the team of his symptoms on Monday.