The news comes after there was a lot of talk about Price’s health last week. After being surprisingly unprotected for the Seattle Expansion Draft, it was quickly revealed that Price had trouble with both knee and hip and can lose significant time. However, clarity came on Friday for both the team and the player, and Price should be on the ice for Montreal’s opener on Oct. 13 in Toronto.
While Price’s admirable run towards the 2021 Stanley Cup final should not be forgotten anytime soon, he hopes to bounce back enough to bounce back in the 2021-22 season. Price has struggled in recent years, with save percentages below .910 in consecutive seasons for the first time in his 14-year NHL career. But a tandem of him and Jake allen It seemed to work wonders in Montreal last season, providing Price with his first real safety net in nearly a decade. But with defense Shea weber the entirety of the next season is missingPrice and Allen’s jobs may get a little tougher next year if they can’t find a suitable replacement for Weber’s minutes this offseason.