The Montreal Canadiens will play their first game tonight under new head coach Dominique Ducharme and the new head coach faces his first challenge surrounding the status of Carey Price.

Price was not present at practice this morning and his status for tonight's game is now in question.

Jake Allen was practicing and taking the starter reps which led Chantal Machabée to mention Allen will be the starter tonight.

Price's possible injury status raises several questions, but it is quite interesting to see that Jake Allen already seems to be confirmed as the starting goalkeeper for the first game under new head coach Dominique Ducharme.

More details will follow.