Price underwent successful knee surgery Friday and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season. Price's knee issue may have been part of the reason the Kraken elected not to take him in the Expansion Draft, but it appears he'll be ready to go on Opening Night next season. The veteran netminder was tremendous in the playoffs, leading Montreal to the Stanley Cup Final with a 2.28 GAA and a .924 save percentage in 22 appearances. He'll look to build on that momentum next season and improve on the lackluster .901 save percentage and 2.64 GAA he posted during 2020-21. Price is expected to face a 10-12 week recovery.
Price (knee) is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, though that timeline remains uncertain according to general manager Marc Bergevin, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports. Based on that timeline, Price could be ready in time for the start of preseason action, which would be a significant boost for the Habs and fantasy players alike. The 33-year-old veteran logged just 25 regular-season contests this year in which he posted a 12-7-5 record and 2.64 GAA and one shutout. In the postseason, the netminder produced significantly better numbers as he went 13-9 with a 2.28 GAA in 22 games on his way to the Stanley Cup Final.
Price (knee) will not be selected by Seattle in Wednesday night's Expansion Draft, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports. There was speculation that Price would be selected by the Kraken primarily due to his immense marketability, but the veteran netminder's questionable health and massive $10.5 million annual salary evidently were enough to make the NHL's latest expansion franchise steer clear. Price is set to visit a specialist in New York this week regarding knee and hip injuries, so his outlook for the 2021-22 campaign should become clearer in the coming days.
Price will visit a doctor in New York this week regarding knee and hip issues, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports. Price waived the no-movement clause in his contract recently and is available to the Kraken in Wednesday's Expansion Draft as a result. While there's hope that his injuries aren't serious, the knee issue could reportedly lead to surgery. The 33-year-old netminder will be an appealing player for Seattle to consider Wednesday after he helped lead Montreal to the Stanley Cup Final this year, but his health could be a concern heading into the draft.
Price allowed one goal on 30 shots in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Lightning in Game 5. After a puck battle, Ryan McDonagh sent a pass for David Savard, who set up Ross Colton for a tap-in at the front of the net. Price didn't allow another goal, but his teammates were unable to find an equalizer as the Canadiens came up three wins short of the Stanley Cup. For his part, Price was excellent in the playoffs. He had a 13-9 record with a .924 save percentage in 22 contests.
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