Canadiens Carey Price Opens Up About Future in Hockey

Carey Price is keeping it real and recently admitted if his knee doesn't get better, don't expect to see him ever playing another full season. The Montreal Canadiens great went as far to say he's unsure about his status for next season and it's due to his ongoing knee ailment. 

Price met with the media recently and had this to say on playing as a true #1 netminder:

My honest opinion is no. I don't believe that the current state would be sustainable for a whole season. In that regard, I got a lot of question marks, and fortunately for me, I've got a lot of time over the summer to prepare, so we'll see.

Price is just now seeing game action after a season mostly spent on the sidelines watching. He underwent knee surgery after a Stanley Cup final playoff run and no wonder the loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning continues to wear on the veteran goalie as his career is creeping closer to completion.  

Price went as far as commenting on how Friday's game could be his last in the NHL, a thought that stuck with him throughout the entire day:

The whole day, it was just an exceptional day for myself. I had a great sleep, it was just an A+ day. So if it is it, then that would be a great way to do it. Like I said a little bit earlier, this is definitely tough. But I've always been a fighter and I've always been a clawer and I'm not giving up, I'm going to continue to do my best to prepare for next season.

The Canadiens great finishes the 2021-22 season with a record of 1-4-0 and a .878 save percentage in five appearances. Let's hope Price can get his knee feeling back to 100% and we can all see him back in the Canadiens crease, dominating games just like the good old days.

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