Goaltender Carey Price will not be in the Montreal Canadiens net when they face the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, coach Michel Therrien announced Tuesday.

It will be the eighth straight game Price has missed since returning from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, where he helped Canada win a second straight gold medal and was named the tournament's top goaltender by the International Ice Hockey Federation directorate.

Price aggravated a lower-body injury in his second practice with Canada in Sochi and played the entire tournament with the injury. The Canadiens want him to get back to 100 percent health in the hopes he could lead them on a long run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Price said last Tuesday that if it were the playoffs right now he would be able to play, but the game Wednesday will be the fourth he's missed since making those comments.
When asked Tuesday whether the team was upset Price got hurt playing at the Olympics, Therrien said he believed that both his team and his goaltender would ultimately benefit from the experience in Sochi.

"You wish, in a perfect world, that a player comes back from that great experience healthy," Therrien said. "Obviously that wasn't the case with Carey. But you can't look at this in the short term; you've got to look at this for the long term.