Former Montreal Canadiens star goaltender Carey Price opened up about his new life in Kelowna, British Columbia. during a long interview with the well-known and respected journalist Dave Stubbs.
Among other things, Price admitted that he misses hockey games, but that he will miss them even more during the winter season.
“I’m usually busy in the fall and the kids go back to school. But last season, in December, January and February, I was like, ‘Damn…’ That’s when I really wanted to play.
Legendary doctor David Mulder recently explained why Price will never return to the game. Basically, the knee injury was hiding another one.
Forced retirement: Carey Price’s injury hid another –
“He had a meniscus injury, so we sent him to New York for surgery, and during it, the surgeon found that the femur had lost all its cartilage. It was a surprise and that’s what ended his career,” Mulder explained to the media on the sidelines of the gala evening at the Bell Centre.
During the interview with Mr. Stubbs, Price gave more details about this episode. One possible surgical procedure would involve taking cartilage from the knee bone and grafting it around the femur. But the operation was intrusive and offered no guarantees.
When Price tried to return to play in 2021-22, his plan was to strengthen the knee to adjust to the new reality. Unfortunately, this approach had its limitations. He ended up playing five games, but he wasn’t comfortable.
“It was difficult,” he admitted. I felt something was wrong. Every time I tried to go back, it was at a snail’s pace. Every time I got close to coming back, the knee would swell up again. It swelled up so much that I couldn’t take the positions that the goalkeeper recommended for me on the ice.
“Every time I skated, the knee would swell. I did the best I could. I took anti-inflammatory drugs, but they didn’t really help. “I got stung a few times to survive it, but these last few games have been tough.”
Today, the former athlete feels pretty good, but certain daily activities will sometimes cause sudden knee swelling and remind him why he couldn’t put the tights back on.
On paper, Price is still a member of the Canadiens, but the team has buried his $10.5 million annual contract, which runs through 2026, on the long-term injured list.
Price, however, says he is willing to waive his no-movement clause to help out Kent Hughes if he manages to trade him.
Carey Price’s wife had a tumor removed – interview –