Coach quiets hopes for Carey Price

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Injured Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has skated for a second straight day -- this time in full equipment.

Price was on the ice for about 30 minutes with goaltending coach Stephane Waite and a trainer Tuesday. He took some soft shots and left well before his teammates went on the ice for their game-day skate.

Coach Michel Therrien reiterated afterward that Price will not return in the Eastern Conference finals even if it goes seven games. The Rangers lead 3-1 heading into Tuesday night's Game 5.

Price had skated in warm-ups for about five minutes Monday. Therrien said it was part of his injury rehab.

He appeared to hurt his right knee in the second period of Game 1 when New York forward Chris Kreider crashed into him. Price finished the period but has not played since. Dustin Tokarski has started the past three games.