The Canadian | Nothing new for Carey Price

Those who expected major revelations in the Carey Price case were certainly disappointed.

Posted at 6:31 p.m

Richard Labbe

Richard Labbe
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Because Kent Hughes had nothing new to say on this sensitive issue at his Monday afternoon press conference in Brossard.

The Canadiens supporters can at best fall back on this information, which should still be classified in the good news section: No, the famous goalkeeper has not had to undergo an operation since the end of the season, a scenario he himself had just conjured up for his team at the beginning of the summer holidays .

Instead, Price had to undergo knee injections, “something minor,” according to the Canadian’s general manager, who did not attempt to comment further on the issue.

With just under two months to go before training camp opens, we’re in complete darkness with the Canadiens as far as Price is concerned. Recall that the keeper won the Masterton trophy in June following his five-game season.

As for defenseman Jeff Petry, it’s a bit the same: Nothing new to report. Hughes reiterated that he would try to trade the veteran, but only if the offer is worthwhile.

Richardson’s replacement still unknown

The Canadian recently lost one of his assistants when Luke Richardson was named head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks. The news may not have surprised anyone at the Canadiens, but it came at a slightly awkward time when the club needs a teacher to mentor the organization’s young defenders.

At the moment, Richardson’s successor is still unknown, but according to Hughes, the search for him has already begun.

“We’ll see what happens,” said the manager. Martin [St-Louis, l’entraîneur-chef] have started talking to candidates to replace Luke and if we find someone we really like we might be able to make a decision as soon as possible. But we want to be sure that we can make the right decision. »

Romanov is expected

Russian players don’t have it easy these days. Because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there are these stories that are complicated, including that of security guard Ivan Fedotov, who was arrested and sent to the Russian Far North to do his military service with the Russian army, according to multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Fedotov, the Philadelphia Flyers’ seventh-round pick in 2015, may not return to that continent anytime soon, but according to Hughes, Alexander Romanov, who may soon return to Montreal, doesn’t expect such a fate.

“He will return to North America this week,” said the Canadian’s general manager. We communicate with him and everything is under control. »

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