The news comes after much had been made over Price’s health the past week. After being shockingly left unprotected for the Seattle Expansion Draft, it was quickly revealed that Price had issues with both his knee and hip and may miss significant time. However, clarity came on Friday for both the team and player, and Price should be on the ice for Montreal’s October 13 opener on the road in Toronto.
While Price’s admirable run to the 2021 Stanley Cup Final isn’t to be forgotten anytime soon, he’ll hope to recover enough to have a bounce-back 2021-22 season. Price has struggled in recent years, putting up 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 seemed to do Montreal wonders last season, providing Price with his first real safety net in almost a decade. But with defenseman Shea Weber missing the entirety of next season, Price and Allen’s jobs may get a bit tougher next year if they can’t find a suitable replacement for Weber’s minutes this offseason.