Carey Price Injury: Updates on Canadiens Star's Lower Body and Recovery

Mike ChiariFeatured Columnist

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) plays during an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has been on the shelf since November and will not return this season.

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Price Shut Down for Remainder of Season

Wednesday, April 6

The Canadiens announced Price will not play in any of the team's remaining games after discussions among the team and its medical staff.

Price Comments on Recovery

Friday, April 1

Price told Sportsnet's Arash Madani that there's no timeline for his return, but he hopes to return by season's end. Price added that he doesn't have full range of motion but is hoping to play for Team Canada in the World Cup of Hockey.

Latest on Price's Practice Status

Thursday, March 31

John Bartlett of Sportsnet passed along word that Price was participating in Montreal's morning skate, his first practice since suffering the injury.

Bergevin Comments on Price's Playing Status

Thursday, Jan. 21

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said Price is progressing slower than expected and could remain out between another three weeks and a month, according to John Lu of TSN. 

Condon's Play Has Eased Blow of Price's Absence

Mike Condon has been solid in Price's absence with a 20-25-6 record, a 2.72 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage, but Montreal has fallen to seventh place in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division with 78 points after a red-hot start to the season.

Price has appeared in just 12 games this season, as he was out with a lower-body injury prior to aggravating it in November.

The Vancouver, British Columbia, native has been fantastic in limited playing time, though, with a 10-2 record, 2.06 goals-against average and .934 save percentage.

He was even better in 2014-15, as his 44 victories and minuscule 1.96 goals-against average earned him the Vezina Trophy and the Hart Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender and most valuable player.

Price often masked some of the Habs' flaws last season, and they have been far more apparent without him in the lineup in 2015-16.


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