Price had been skating without equipment since the end of November. The 34-year-old is recovering from off-season knee surgery, and missed a month of training after he voluntarily entered the NHL’s player assistance program in early October.
Carey Price took to the ice in full gear earlier today. pic.twitter.com/ndM1zZooH4
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) December 8, 2021
On Monday, head coach Dominique Ducharme said it was “unlikely” that Price would see game action before the Christmas break. Ducharme re-confirmed that expectation Wednesday and said Price’s next steps will focus on “more movement in the crease” followed by taking shots in practice.
Price remains in contention for a spot on Canada’s men’s Olympic roster for February’s Winter Games in Beijing, but Team Canada GM Doug Armstrong said Tuesday that “the runway is getting shorter and shorter.”