Goalie Budaj to replace Price again vs Leafs

The Associated Press
Goalie Budaj to replace Price again vs Leafs

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Chris Kunitz (14) hops over Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban (76) as he comes through the goal crease in front of goalie Peter Budaj (30), of Slovakia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) -- Peter Budaj will make a third straight start in goal when the Montreal Canadiens host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Carey Price aggravated a lower-body injury sustained at the Sochi Olympics, where he went 5-0 and led Team Canada to the gold medal.

Price will accompany the team when it leaves Sunday on a four-game road trip to Los Angeles, Anaheim, Phoenix and San Jose.

Coach Michel Therrien says ''with the treatments he's getting, we're confident he will be back fairly soon.''

Budaj was in goal for a 2-1 overtime loss to Detroit in Montreal's first post-Olympics game Wednesday and started again for a 6-5 shootout win in Pittsburgh the following night.

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