Montreal Canadiens starting goaltender Carey Price has yet to make a start for the club since injury took him from the lineup after just 12 games last season. Now that he has begun practicing on-ice with the team again he looks to make his return to the ice as soon as tomorrow.
Price, 29, was hit hard with the flu after representing Canada in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and has progressed slowly back into his position as the Montreal Canadiens starting goaltender.
Coming back from injury, especially one that keeps a player out for much of a season, is a slow process. When the process is slowed down, due to not wanting to reaggravate an injury or due to an illness that sees a person lose nearly ten pounds, it can have an impact on the athleticism of the player both physically and mentally.
Price missing time, and going on injured reserve (IR) for the flu has not gone without critics of the situation, including former Canadiens goaltender Jose Theodore.
Now that Price has recovered from both the injury and the flu he has his sights on getting back on the ice and helping to earn some wins for the Canadiens.