Habs star Price likely to miss start of season recovering from illness, surgery
34-year-old 'not doing well right now' recovering from non-COVID illness, Ducharme says
Montreal coach Dominique Ducharme says he does not expect Carey Price to practise before the start of the regular season, making it unlikely the superstar goaltender will be ready for the Canadiens' season opener.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Ducharme said Price is "not doing well right now" as he recovers from a non-COVID illness.
Price is also recovering from off-season surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
The Canadiens coach also says defenceman Joel Edmundson will be out two to three weeks. Edmundson has been out with an undisclosed injury since camp opened.
Montreal opens its 2021-22 season Oct. 13 at Toronto.
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