Canadiens' Carey Price Provides Update on Playing Career

Montreal Canadiens netminder Carey Price would love to be on the ice with his teammates to start the 2022-23 season, but unfortunately the health of his knee isn't allowing for that to happen.

Price admitted he's known for months that this season was a write off for him, and unfortunately retirement is looming into the picture with each passing game. Price met with The Athletic's Arpon Basu before the Habs season opener and had this to say:
My knee still isn't doing great. Like, I'm still not walking up a set of stairs pain-free yet. I still don't feel like my knee's in a place where I'm going to be able to play hockey. ... It's not a great-looking outlook as far as a hockey career when you're struggling to get up and down stairs. So, I'm just trying to stay positive and just trying to get my body to a place where I'm healthy enough to be pain-free in my day-to-day. That's kind of my main priority right now. Yeah, I still have a desire to play the game. ... I still want to win, you know?. So there's a little bit of unfinished business there, but I'm also looking at it like, what kind of damage would I do to my knee if I didn't do the surgery and I tried to play again? Well, I've been told that I can do some pretty serious damage to my knee if I were to do that. And I'm not really looking to have a knee replacement done in five years.

From all accounts, it sounds like the 15-year veteran is likely going to put his long-term health and family first and isn't going to suit up in another NHL game. Price was in attendance for the Canadiens home opener and the crowd was wild...

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