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Canadiens' G Carey Price (knee) unlikely to play in 2022-23

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Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes told reporters on Thursday that goaltender Carrie Price will be out for the 2022-23 season due to a "disappointing" update on his knee recovery. said it was possible.

The Canadiens operate under the assumption that Price is not ready to start the season and he may not play at all.

The Hub acquired forward Sean Monaghan in a trade with the Calgary Flames early Thursday. Hughes believes Monaghan has the cap space he needs, given what the team knows about Price's health: By putting the player on the long-term injured list, the NHL team could reduce his cap to Salary. can exceed.

Price said he had knee surgery on July 23, 2021. Before the 2021-22 season began, he said he also participated in his NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program and later entered residential treatment. Facilities that treat substance use.

He eventually made his five-game comeback at the end of the season for Montreal, going 1-4-0, averaging 3.63 goals and a .878 save percentage.

On Tuesday he turned 35, Price told reporters in January that the prospect of his retirement was "always a possibility," but prepared to call it a career. was not yet done. He is under contract with the Canadiens until the 2025-26 season.

Price, who has won his trophy with Vezina and Hart as the league's best goalkeeper and his MVP, spent his 15-year career in Montreal where he played 712 games (700 starts). I played His all-time record is 361-261-79, with a GAA of 2.51 for him and a .917 save percentage.

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