The Montreal Canadiens announced Saturday that goalie Carey Price has made it to the next stage of his comeback attempt to play this season.
Price practiced with his teammates for the first time this season on Saturday morning and following practice, the Montreal Canadiens announced that Price had made it to a ‘new stage’ in his rehab process to hopefully get back to game shape.
The Montreal Canadiens goalie hasn’t played in a game since Game 5 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final last July. There is still no timetable for his return.
Est à l’entraînement avec ses coéquipiers. Il progresse et est passé à une autre étape de sa réadaptation. Aucun échéancier n’a été établi.
Back at practice with his teammates. He’s progressing and has begun a new stage of his rehab. No timeline for his return.
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 19, 2022
With plenty of uncertainty surrounding the goalie situation for the Montreal Canadiens, new general manager Kent Hughes is still stressing that he will not move Price or backup Jake Allen ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline Monday.
“We’re still in a period of uncertainty with Carey, and we’ll still be in one until Carey plays a few games and we see how his knee responds,” Hughes said this past Thursday. “We don’t have plans to trade a goalie right now.”
While the Montreal Canadiens will get one injured player back when Jonathan Drouin returns to the lineup on Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators, they lost another key player from their lineup. The team announced that winger Brendan Gallagher will not play and is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Canadiens forward Josh Anderson is also a game time decision with a lower-body injury that kept him out of the last two games.
The Montreal Canadiens also announced these injury updates on Saturday:
Forward Tyler Pitlick is day-to-day.
Ryan Poehling is out for one to two weeks with an upper-body injury.
Defenceman Kale Clague will miss one week with an upper-body injury.
Fellow rearguard David Savard returned to practice, but he hasn’t been cleared yet. He’s day-to-day.
Goalie Andrew Hammond is skating and continues to progress. He’ll miss one to two weeks.