Rumors have swirled over the future of Carey Price’s career ever since the severity of his knee injury became apparent. Those rumors intensified today when Sportnet’s Eric Engels said Price was scheduled to speak with the media on October 24. However, Engels notes that this is not a retirement announcement as many people first thought when his media availability was reported.
Price and his $10.5MM cap hit remain on long-term injured reserve, and he’s not expected to play at all this season as he continues his recovery from his knee injury. Price played just five games last season after missing nearly the entire year, and he certainly won’t top that number in 2022-23. The future Hall of Fame goaltender still wants to resume his playing career if he can, and he does have four years remaining on his deal to make an improbable recovery.
- Things are looking up for the Vancouver Canucks defense as they continue to get healthier. After Tyler Myers was activated from injured reserve today, CHEK’s Rick Dhaliwal reported that Travis Dermott was skating today. Dermott has yet to play this season and remains on injured reserve, classified as day-to-day with a concussion.
- Engels also notes that Montreal Canadiens defenseman Chris Wideman suffered a fractured nose in last night’s game, but isn’t expected to miss any time. Wideman sustained the injury in a collision with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Josh Archibald. Wideman, 32, does not have a point in four games this season.