Canadiens place Carey Price on long-term injured reserve, sign Cayden Primeau to three-year contract

The Montreal Canadiens have actually positioned goaltender Carey Price on offseason long-lasting hurt reserve, the group revealed on Wednesday. Price has actually been going through rehabilitation for a sticking around knee concern that kept him out for the majority of the 2021-22 season, and basic supervisor Kent Hughes stated he has actually not made much development.

In a main statement from the group, Hughes stated Price’s knee still has actually not totally recovered. As an outcome, it will be a while prior to Price has the ability to take the ice once again.

“Our sense is that Carey’s knee has not responded to any kind of treatment and rehab that’s been attempted since he had the surgery after the 2021 playoff run, and we’re not very optimistic that short of some kind of intervention that things will change,” Hughes stated in his declaration. “We’re comfortable that we can put him on [LTIR] at this point in time.”

Following the Canadiens’ unexpected go to the 2021 Stanley Cup Final, Price went through surgical treatment on his knee. His rehabilitation, in addition to a month in the NHL’s gamer support program, kept Price out till the very end of the 2021-22 routine season.

Since then, Price has actually gotten extra treatment on the hurt knee, however it has actually not made much development. In August, Hughes stated Price might not have the ability to dip into all in the upcoming season.

“This summer he went through the process of a shot to the knee seeing if that would help,” Hughes stated. “It did not, and at this point, we don’t expect Carey to be available for the start of this season. Quite frankly, I don’t know that there’s a path for Carey to return this season through the rehab process.”

One day after Price was put on LTIR, the Canadiens signed goaltender Cayden Primeau to a three-year offer worth $2.67 million. Perhaps most especially, it is a one-way agreement, which implies Primeau might extremely well be on Montreal’s opening-night lineup.

A seventh-round choice by the Canadiens in 2017, Primeau played 12 video games with the group last season, however he had a hard time to keep his head above water. Primeau published a GAA of 4.62 and a conserve portion of simply 0.868. Primeau likewise enabled 11.92 objectives above average, per Natural Stat Trick.

In order for Primeau to get on the NHL lineup full-time, he will need to leapfrog either Jake Allen or Sam Montembeault, both of whom are presently under agreement with the group.

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