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Canadiens goalie Carey Price's injury won't require surgery

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Carey Price was injured in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final against the New York Rangers.

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price said Saturday that he doesn't need surgery for the lower-body injury he sustained in the Eastern Conference final.

Price's playoffs ended in the second period of the series opener after New York Rangers forward Chris Krieder crashed into him while on a breakaway. Price would only call it a lower-body injury, although he was wearing a brace on his right knee in the days after the injury.

"Over time it's going to get back to normal," he said. "I actually got really lucky, it could have been a lot worse than it was."

New York won the series 4-2 to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

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