CH: Carey Price thanks his supporters

For the first time since general manager Kent Hughes announced he was unlikely to play next season, Carey Price broke his silence by addressing Montreal Canadiens fans on his Instagram account on Thursday.

“I want to thank everyone who has supported me over the past few weeks, months and years. This is a very trying time emotionally for me. Thanks. GO HABS GO! he wrote, posting a photo of a cowboy hat on the front of his car.

As he is struggling with knee issues and it would be surprising to see him return to action without further surgery, the 35-year-old goalkeeper’s name has been placed on the long-term injured listWednesday.

« Carey’s knee hasn’t responded well to various treatments since he had surgery after the playoff run (in 2020-21), Hughes said. We are not very optimistic that things will change without intervention. »

Price played just five games last season after a lengthy rehabilitation following knee surgery. He also joined the NHL’s Player Assistance Program last October. He posted a 3.63 goals-against average and .878 save percentage.

During the team’s end-of-season report, he cast doubt on the rest of his career by indicating that he had possibly played the last game of his career.

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