Carey Price is still annoyed by what the director-general of the Canadian, Marc Bergevin, was finally described as’inflammation’ at the bottom of the body and the keeper 31-year-old has agreed to waive all-star game of the NHL, the 26 January in San Jose.
The direction of the team confirmed the news Monday.
“I came back from the world Championships yesterday (Sunday) and it was important to meet with Carey and our group of doctors this morning to determine what was best for him in the short and long term,” said Bergevin in a press conference. After discussion, we concluded that it was better for him and the organization he takes this time to rest.
“He has an injury that continues to annoy. We will also have our leave of five days after the all-star game. It will, therefore, have time to rest to be able to continue to help us in the last stretch.”
Price has missed all three games of the Canadian between Christmas and new Year’s Day, in Florida, in Tampa and Dallas. He returned to the game on the 3rd of January, in the face of the Vancouver Canucks, he has whitewashed 2-0 at the Bell Centre. Price has also faced the Predators in Nashville on Saturday in Montreal, but montreal lost 4-1.
“At this point in my career and where I am now, it was better to take leave, says Price, after the defeat of 1-0 in the Canadian to face the Wild on Monday night. I believe I have been a participant involved in this event so far and it is a great honour to have been invited once more. However, it was wiser to take time for me to rest this time.”
After the weekend of the all-star game, the Canadian will be on leave and will not return to the collar that the Saturday, February 2 against the New Jersey Devils. Price could miss this meeting, because his absence from the all-star game, will lead to an automatic one-game suspension. The suspension could also be served on January 23, during the visit of the Coyotes in Arizona.
Price was selected the 2nd of January as the representative of the Canadian to the classic annual. It is a sixth nomination for the guardian a native of Anahim Lake, British Columbia. Price has participated in the all-star game the NHL in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017.
“For him, it is an honor to have been chosen, recalled Bergevin. Each time that he had been invited, he went there. In the background, he would have loved to go there, but he understands the situation. The most important thing for him, it is the Montreal canadiens, and he accepted the decision.”
Price shows a record of 16-12-4 this season with an average goals allowed of 2.71 and an efficiency rate of ,909. He won his 300th career win in the regular season in the NHL last December 20, in Arizona.