MONTREAL – General Manager Kent Hughes has given a medical update on the goalkeeper’s condition Carry price Thursday night.
Hughes confirmed that Price may miss the entire 2022-23 campaign.
“At this time, the news about Curry’s knee is very disappointing in the sense that there has been no improvement through the rehab process throughout the past season. It obviously continued to create problems for him. This summer, he has gone through an operation with a knee shot, to see if It wouldn’t have happened, and at this point, we don’t expect Curry to be available for the start of the season,” Hughes stated, during a Zoom call to discuss the acquisition of Sean Monahan from Calgary Flames. “Honestly, I don’t know there is a way for Curry to come back this season through the rehab process.”
Given Price’s situation, the 35-year-old Lake Anaheim in British Columbia will eventually be placed on a Long Term Wounded Reserve (LTIR).
Hughes expects to have more information about the veteran netminder player’s future next month.
“We will probably have more to add after Curry does his physical training during bootcamp,” Hughes said. “At this point in time, most likely, we will have other media availability with Carrie and me and with one or more doctors.”
Hughes concluded the call by saying that Price would likely need surgery to resume his career, and reiterated that rehabilitation alone would not suffice.
Back in June, Price was named the recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Cup, which is presented annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the game of hockey.
The father-of-three returned to play on April 15 after missing his first 74 games of the year after knee surgery last summer.
He also joined the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program in October 2021, then returned to the team in November.
He played five games in 2021-22 for the Canadians, recording his first win at the end of the season against the Florida Panthers at the Bell Center.
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It remains to be seen if Monahan will start the season on time.
Hughes noted that the veteran striker underwent hip surgery about four and a half months ago.
Hughes also confirmed that contract negotiations are going forward Kirby roof And goalkeeper Kayden Primo, he remains optimistic that the two deals will be completed soon.
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