Price (knee) told reporters Wednesday that he is healthy and set to compete in September's World Cup of Hockey, Gino Reda of TSN reports. Price missed nearly the entire 2015-16 campaign after making a mere 12 appearances. In those outings, the netminder was fantastic as he registered a 10-2-0 record with a 2.06 GAA. When the 28-year-old went down, Montreal's season tanked as well, but Price will get the opportunity to shake of the rest at the World Cup before rejoining the Habs for 2016-17. Fantasy owners who have stuck with Price this long should definitely hold on to him as he looks to return to his 2014-15 form that saw him go 44-16-6 including nine shutouts and a .933 save percentage.
Price's injury has been acknowledged to be a medial collateral ligament in his right knee, the Montreal Gazette reports. The Canadiens announced Wednesday that Price will not return this season, but also disclosed what had long been thought. The injury has been managed without surgery and rehabilitation treatments lead to full recovery, according to the team's statement. The team noted that Price has been progress in his rehab, the demand placed on the knee, given his goaltending style, made it unwise to clear him for action.
Price (leg) will not play again this season, Erik Engels of Sportsnet reports. Away from game ice since Nov. 25, Price had been practicing in an effort to try and play in at least one game before the regular season comes to a close. Price entered the season as a popular No. 1 draft choice in countless fantasy leagues, but separate injuries to his lower body and leg limited the netminder to just 12 games (all starts). In that brief span, he performed quite well, having generated a 2.06 GAA and .934 save percentage to go along with a 10-2-0 record. Due to his injury troubles, he could slide down draft boards next season but the extent of the fall is likely to hinge on how his recovery goes in the offseason.
Price (leg) said he was still experiencing "some symptoms," but did not go into details, after he practiced with teammates leading up to Saturday's game against Florida, the Montreal Gazette reports. Both Price and head coach Michel Therrien are hoping he plays in one of the team's final four games, but it's not a certainty that it will happen.
Price (leg) returned to practice Thursday, the first time he's done so since sustaining his ailment back in November, Sportsnet reports. Despite being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, the Habs would like to put the kibosh on Price's injury, as the stud goalie has missed the past 65 contests. A return to game ice still hasn't been ruled out for Price, but it's worth noting that only five games remain on the schedule for the Canadiens.
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