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Bored by recurring knee problems, Carey Price could be ready to play as early as September when the Montreal Canadiens' training camp begins.
At least that's what the club's former goalkeeping instructor, Stephane Waite, suggested in an interview broadcast on the TSN 690 radio channel.
Waite also noted that number 31 had still good hockey to offer, adding that he speaks regularly with the principal concerned. The two men worked together when the Quebec instructor was in office from 2013 to 2021; he had heard the news of his dismissal in the middle of a game in March of last year.
The Montreal market being what it is, Price remains the subject of much speculation, having played five games at the end of the 2021-2022 season after missing almost the entire campaign.
During In a recent press briefing, chief executive Kent Hughes admitted the 34-year-old, soon to be 35, keeper was due to meet the doctor by the end of the month, but did not expect to get specific answers about his professional future.
Several candidates in goal
While waiting to know the fate of Price, who has a contract in force until 2025-2026 at an average annual salary of $10.5 million, discussions are continuing regarding the situation of CH goalkeepers.< /p>
Veteran Jake Allen still has one season left on his contract, he could become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the next campaign. Quebecer Samuel Montembeault has just signed a two-year contract with the Canadiens, while young Cayden Primeau, 22, impressed many in the Laval Rocket uniform during the recent American League playoffs. He also played in 12 games with the Habs last season.