Canadiens' Price, Armia returning; Shaw to IR
"I'm feeling pretty good," Price said. "Obviously, it's nice to get some time off and get things settled down and start feeling normal again."
Montreal will also get forward Joel Armia back against the Canucks, after he was activated Thursday following a 25-game absence due to a lower-body injury. Winger Andrew Shaw (neck) was placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Monday, to make room on the roster.
Shaw hurt his neck in Monday's game at Dallas and has since had headaches, head coach Claude Julien told reporters Thursday. Because of the 27-year-old's concussion history -- he has had three in the last 18 months -- the team is not rushing his return.
"Right now it's a neck injury that's giving him headaches, the doctors are not able to confirm a concussion," Julien said. "But it's being treated in a way where we got to get rid of those headaches, and that's what we're going to do. So we're kind of taking the concussion protocol for that because of his history."
Shaw has 11 goals and 13 assists in 36 games this season, putting him on pace for the best offensive season of his career. He has not topped 20 goals, 20 assists or 39 points in his previous seven NHL campaigns.
--Field Level Media
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