Price expected to miss 10-12 weeks after knee surgery
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price underwent knee surgery Friday and is expected to need 10-to-12 weeks to recover, the team announced. He won't require hip surgery and should be ready for the start of the regular season.
Price's surgery was expected and comes after a week full of speculation about the star netminder potentially going to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. However, the league's 32nd franchise ultimately selected defenseman Cale Fleury instead.
The 33-year-old waived his no-movement clause to allow Montreal to protect backup goalie Jake Allen, and the club can now move forward with its tandem between the crease intact.
Price was limited to 25 regular-season games in 2021 and posted a subpar .901 save percentage. He rediscovered his vintage form in the playoffs, though, registering a .924 clip across 22 starts to lead the Habs on a Cinderella run to the Stanley Cup Final.