G - MTL
Carey Price stopped 28 of 30 shots in a 2-0 loss to the Wild. Minnesota scored one goal on even strength and one on the power play.
Price falls to 0-2-0 this season. Considering the remaining schedule for the Canadiens, he offers little fantasy value.
The star goaltender last started for the Canadiens on July 5th in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Price was a strong contributor to Montreal’s Cinderella playoff run, recording all 13 postseason wins in addition to a 2.28 goals against average and .924 save percentage.
Price will be a welcome addition to a Canadiens team that currently sits second to last in the NHL standings, but offers little fantasy value as the season comes to a close. Montreal is set to face five playoff teams in their remaining eight games and have given up a league-high 284 goals on the season thus far.
The Montreal Canadiens said Carey Price was back in the practice facility yesterday (a day off) and will be back tomorrow morning.
Price is going to need at least two to three weeks of practice to get back into game shape, but if he's still available in your league, now might be a good time to pick him up.
Carey Price, who entered the NHL/NHLPA 30-day assistance program on Oct. 7, is expected to return on Friday, Nov. 5.
If he is available in your league, he can be added. In deeper leagues, Jake Allen is still worth a roster spot until Price's usage/performance is determined.
Carey Price allowed five goals on just 29 shots in Thursday night's 6-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
Price's nightmare 2020-21 season continues, as he is looking more like a liability than a superstar at this point. With the loss, he falls to 5-4-3 while carrying a 3.13 GAA and a .888 SV%.