Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carrie Price will be away from the team indefinitely after voluntarily entering the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program.
His wife, Angela, took to Instagram on Thursday to share some details, stating that her husband is struggling with his mental health.
Angela Price wrote, “Part of the privilege of being in our family position is that we also get a public platform to show how there can and can be a path of light for anyone who is struggling.” Is.”
“No matter what’s on the line, we hope that we can communicate the importance of not only saying this, but by working to get better and putting your mental health first. Carrie is about herself and her family.” Showing up for and making the best possible decision for us,” she continued.
“I will continue to show up for her and our kids and look for the support I may need any day. And it’s incredibly important for us to show our kids that asking for help, and ourselves. It is not okay to support others, but to encourage – anytime, and under any circumstances.”
Price, who originally hails from Anaheim Lake, BC, had been away from the team in recent days for what the team called a non-Covid-disease. As a result, he was already expected to miss the start of the season.
Montreal GM: ‘I salute them’
“Today I’m not thinking of goalkeeper Kerry Price, I’m thinking of man Kerry Price,” Canada’s general manager Mark Bergevin said on Thursday.
When asked how he was dealing with Price News, he was clearly emotional, with the reporter asking GM to describe Price as “human” and their relationship over the years.
“It’s tough,” Bergwin said.
He told reporters he was proud of Price, as well as Jonathan Drouin, for asking for help.
“I salute them and I’m glad they did,” Bergevin said, encouraging others to ask for help when they need it.
“I salute them and I’m glad they did.” – Mark Bergevin on Jonathan Drouin and Kerry Price giving them the courage to seek help.
— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) October 7, 2021
Bergevin vowed support for the families, and “good days” are ahead for all of them.
He noted that more players are willing to seek help now than before, which appears to reduce the stigma, not only in the NHL but across all pro sports leagues.
“I think every general manager, every proprietorship wants people to come out when they need help,” he explained, “Your hockey career goes on for so many years, but you have the rest of your life, your kids, your family — that’s it. That’s the most important thing.”
Bergwin admitted that the news shocked him.
“To appear before you, the news came to me yesterday,” he told reporters on Thursday, adding to the team on Thursday morning.
He says that while he is a very important player, he is also a teammate, the news that has affected the players, although they remain professionals.
WATCH LIVE: Canada General Manager Mark Bergevin speaks to the media after Carrie Price volunteered to enter the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program.https://t.co/FP2xPE0vOH
— sportsnet (@sportsnet) October 7, 2021
The price will be away for at least 30 days, however, Bergevin says it could be longer.
He said he is confident the price will return this year.
The Canadiens claimed an exemption from the Panthers to goalkeeper Sam Montembolt earlier this week and is a prime candidate to start the season as back up Jake Allen.