The Cariboo’s own Carey Price will be away from the Montreal Canadiens indefinitely, as he is entering the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program.

In an Instagram post, Angela Price, Carey’s wife says “Carey’s showing up for himself and our family and making the absolute best decision for us.”

 

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Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin says he salutes and is glad that Price, as well as Canadiens Forward Johnathon Drouin who took a leave an absence in April for mental health reasons, are doing what they did.

“If there’s other players in the NHL who have different issues, whatever that is, I think the NHL and NHLPA are really looking at the well-being of their players, and I commend them to do that. I think every General Manager is very sensitive to that, and we are here in Montreal. For Joe and Carey and his family, he’s got three kids and his wife, so I think we need to support them, and respect their privacy, and wish him the best.”

 

The NHL and NHLPA say they will have no further comment.