The Montreal Canadiens have finally revealed the nature of the injury to superstar Carey Price but unfortunately have done so following some very bad news.
The Canadiens have officially ruled out both Carey Price and P.K Subban (neck) for the remainder of the season, this after there was some belief that both men would return at some point during the regular season. The Habs released the following official statement:
“Now that Carey Price’s season has officially ended, here is a detailed description of his injury: Carey sustained a medial collateral ligament injury (MCL sprain) to his right knee on November 25th, 2015 in a game against the NY Rangers. The MCL provides support to the inside of the knee and is essential for stability and knee function. Acute, isolated MCL injuries are managed without surgery. Rehabilitation treatments lead to full functional recovery. The recovery process can be long in the case of an elite netminder such as Carey, due to the high demand placed on this anatomical structure by modern goaltending techniques. Although Carey has made excellent progress and is very close to being able to return to competition, he has not presently been cleared to do so. He is expected to make a full recovery over the off-season. This injury was not the same as the one he suffered earlier this season (October 29th at Edmonton), nor in previous years,” said the Canadiens’ head physician, Dr. Vincent Lacroix."
The Canadiens have also ruled out Mark Barberio (concussion), Victor Bartley (groin/broken foot) and Lucas Lessio (right knee).