NHL Rumors: Carey Price To Miss Entire 2022-23 Season

Carey Price will most likely miss the entire 2022-23 season while dealing with a long standing knee injury Montreal Canadiens' general manager Kent Hughes told Arpon Basu of The Athletic. Hughes said there's little chance that Price will be able to play again without undergoing another knee surgery.

Price will begin the season on the long-term injured reserve and there will likely be an update once he goes through his training camp physical. Having just traded for Sean Monahan in a cap dump situation with the Calgary Flames, this allows the Canadiens to easily fit Monahan in their lineup without having to move around any more contracts.

There have been rumblings that Jake Allen could be on the move, but those should disappear very quickly now that he should be either the Canadiens' starter next season or split the net with Sam Montembeault.

Price only played five games last season for the Canadiens and wasn't his normal self. He noted back that his injured knee wouldn't allow him to get through an entire season in the future and that he even may have played his last NHL game.

If Price has played his last game in the NHL, it would have been a stellar career that unfortunately never resulted in a Stanley Cup, but did result in a Hart Trophy, Vezina Trophy, William M. Jennings Trophy, and Ted Lindsay Award. It would also give the Canadiens the cap freedom for the next four seasons. We await the next bit of news on the Price front before the 2022-23 season starts.

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