Latest video of Carey Price appears to show he is anything but close to return

BY foxsports • February 4, 2016

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has been out since November with a lower-body injury, but the timeline for his return remains elusive. Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin told reporters on Jan. 21 that Price would be back within three or four weeks, but a video of Price skating at the team's practice facility on Wednesday seems to contradict that timeline.

Price appears to be in pain in the video and skates very gingerly. 

The Canadiens are 6-20-1 since Dec. 1 and now sit at 24-24-4 on the season, good for sixth place in the Atlantic Division. Montreal's playoff hopes are dwindling, and some in the area are starting to suggest the Habs shut down Price for the season and embrace the tank in the name of landing top 2016 Draft prospect Auston Matthews. 

But Montreal coach Michel Therrien told reporters following Wednesday's loss to the Buffalo Sabres that nothing has changed with Price's timeline. If true, that means Price would be back in about two weeks. 

Arielle Aronson writes about the NHL for FOX Sports. You can follow her on Twitter @aharonson28.



share