Despite Carey Price Injury, Canadiens Are in Decent Shape Going Forward

Written by Liam McGuire at The Comeback

In a devastating blow to the Montreal Canadiens, goaltender Carey Price will miss time after injuring his left knee. He had previously missed time earlier this season after slipping on a puck during warmup per Elliotte Friedman, and it appears he reaggravated the injury. The Canadiens announced Price will miss six weeks, but will not require surgery.

The reigning Hart and Vezina trophy winner had been excellent when he’s seen action this season, with a 10-2 record, a 2.06 GAA and a .934 save percentage. He’s also been unsurprisingly great at even strength, with a .939 save percentage while facing 30.66 shots per sixty minutes. Price is simply the best goalie in the NHL and is the most valuable player on the Canadiens squad that leads the NHL with 39 points.

Price was out for a three-week stretch and the Canadiens surprisingly stayed afloat during his absence, and that’s largely thanks to backup Mike Condon.

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