Price made 37 saves in leading the Canadiens to a 10-2 win over the Florida Panthers in the season finale, but he said he hasn’t made a full recovery from the arthroscopic surgery he underwent last July.
“I’m continuing to get a lot of swelling in my knee,” he said Saturday during the team’s post-mortem in Brossard. “Due to that, it’s been difficult to do things that I would consider well out there. Last night, for instance, I played pretty well but, at the same token, there are different aspects of goaltending that are required these days that are difficult for me to do.”
Price, who has played five games with varying degrees of success, was asked whether he would be able to play 50 or 60 games next season.
“My honest opinion is no,” Price said. “I don’t believe that in the current state it would be sustainable for a whole season. So in that regard, I have a lot of question marks and, fortunately for me, I got a lot of time over the summer to prepare.”