Canadiens' Price, Gallagher, Weber, Danault remain out for final two games

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price. (Graham Hughes/CP)

Carey Price, Brendan Gallagher, Shea Weber and Phillip Danault will not return for the final two games of the Montreal Canadiens' regular season, head coach Dominique Ducharme announced Monday.

Ducharme is confident that all injured players will return for the playoffs.

As for Jonathan Drouin, who took an indefinite leave of absence for personal reasons on April 28, Ducharme said it's possible he makes a return, but couldn't say one way or another.

Ducharme added that the Canadiens players will begin being vaccinated on May 13.

Per Quebec's vaccination rollout plans, by May 14 the province will open up vaccinations to anyone over the age of 18, meaning all Canadiens players would be eligible to receive the vaccine.

The Canadiens' final two games come against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday and Wednesday, with Jake Allen set to start in net on Monday. Montreal needs one point to clinch a playoff spot.

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