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Hughes: Price may miss next season, news about knee injury 'disheartening'

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The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press

Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes says the news of Carrie Price's knee is "disheartening" and the star goalkeeper may not play next season.

Hughes, who told reporters after the Canadiens acquired forward Sean Monaghan in a trade with Calgary, said it was unlikely Price would be able to make a comeback without first undergoing surgery, only rehab.

After helping the Canadiens reach the Stanley Cup finals in 2021, Price, 35, had many setbacks before returning to the game. .

The all-time leader in franchise history in games and wins by goalkeeper, he underwent knee surgery last summer. The winner of his Vezina and Hart Trophy in 2015, on substance abuse, in October he sought help from the NHLPA/NHL Player Assistance Program.

Price of Anahim Lake, British Columbia was back in the net in Montreal on April 15th. It was his first start since 7 July 2021.

He won the 2022 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, best demonstrating the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication recognized in his struggle to return to the net for the Canadiens. NHL Player.

Price has $31.25 million left on his four-year contract, but if he's placed on the long-term injured list, it won't count against Montreal's salary cap.

This Canadian press report was first published on August 18, 2022.