Carey Price will miss the start of the schedule, if not the entire season

Price had mentioned in the end-of-season report that it was possible that he played the last game of his career. This reality seems increasingly plausible.

The 35-year-old doorman will certainly miss the start of the 2022-2023 campaign. The rehabilitation of Price, who went under the knife last summer, continues to be problematic.

The news about Carey Price’s knee is disheartening. I don’t know if there is a path to recovery for him this season. »

A quote from Kent Hughes, general manager of the Montreal Canadiens

Hughes spoke to the media on Thursday shortly after the team confirmed the trade sending Sean Monahan from Calgary to Montreal. A conditional first-round pick in 2025 also accompanies Monahan against future considerations.

According to the GM of the Habs, rehabilitation will not be enough to allow the star player to play again. He also mentioned that his keeper underwent injection treatment in the summer but did not get the expected effects.

I believe that if Carey returns to the game, he will need an operation.he added.

Carey Price is unlikely to see action next season, general manager Kent Hughes said.

The CH plans to start the campaign with a tandem of goalkeepers made up of Jake Allen and Samuel Montembault. The latter signed a two-year contract extension in mid-July. Hughes said Cayden Primeau could also be used in front of the net during the season.

I do not know yet [quelles sont les chances que Price joue un autre match dans la LNH]. We’ll have more information when Carey does his medical tests during training camp. »

A quote from Kent Hughes, general manager of the Montreal Canadiens

If Price were to announce his retirement from the sport, he would finish his career at the top in the history of the Canadiens in terms of games played (712) and victories (361).

The famous No. 31 played just five games last season, all of them in the final stretch of the calendar, between April 15 and 29.

He had missed the first 74 games of the campaign due to knee surgery during the offseason.

He had also joined the National Hockey League’s player assistance program on October 7, 2021, before returning to the team in November. His rehabilitation was also interrupted by the health crisis.

Upon his return to the ice, Price was plagued with inflammation in his knee, which limited him when trying to perform certain movements.

Thanks to his efforts to regain the collar, he was chosen as the winner of the Bill-Masterton Trophy, given to the player who has shown the finest example of determination, perseverance and sportsmanship in hockey.

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