After several weeks of speculation, Carey Price confirmed he'll be back in the Canadiens net on Saturday night. The past few weeks have been anything but a vacation for the Habs' No. 31. After hurting himself right before the start of his team's November 2 game in Minnesota, Price resumed practicing several days later, took a break in his rehab efforts, and also heard a few rumors about himself in the process. That said, with his return to game action now only a matter of hours away, Price is able to put all that behind him. And after his first full practice since Monday, the netminder felt like he was back to full form and ready to take on the Sabres. "I had a pretty good idea that I would feel good today. I just wanted to make sure that going through full practice, [I'd be] feeling good and feeling like my game is where it should be at to be in there," outlined Price, who has missed the last 10 games. "The last couple of skates weren't exactly full practice for me. [They were] pregame skates, and I didn't want to take shots away from the other guys. Taking a full practice today was big for me." As he had said when he met with reporters back on November 14, the 30-year-old goaltender wasn't expecting to be out this long. Price admits that when he first felt pain just before the contest against the Wild three weeks ago, he maybe should've sat out as a preventative measure. Instead, thinking of his backup Al Montoya, he chose to stay in the lineup and play through it.
Canadiens' Price regrets playing through injury sustained in warmup
NHL.com | Nov 24