Published On: Tue, Aug 23rd, 2016

Feeling like his 'old self,' Price looking forward to playing with Weber

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Carey Price said back in June that he’s 100 percent healthy. Over the weekend, he went a little further, much to the delight of Montreal Canadiens supporters.

“I feel like my old self on the ice,” Price told InGoal Magazine at a fundraising event in British Columbia.

In other words, the sprained MCL that cost Price his season – and derailed Montreal’s – is a thing of the past. Price did admit, though, that he still thinks about the injury, and that he can’t wait for the 2016-17 season to begin. Months of rehab and waiting have taken their toll.

“I’ve been working towards a goal I haven’t gotten to yet,” he said.

Price was limited to only 12 starts last season. He won 10 of them, thanks to his .934 save percentage. Before he gets back in the Canadiens’ net, though, he’ll play ultra-competitive hockey at the World Cup, where he’ll be Team Canada’s No. 1 keeper.

Playing with Shea

While Price, who turned 29 last week, will certainly be thinking about his knee injury as he gets back in the crease, he won’t be able to talk about it with one of his good friends: P.K. Subban.

The June 29 trade that sent Subban to the Nashville Predators shocked most in the hockey world, Price included, but he’s looking forward to playing with Shea Weber. The two have been skating together in Kelowna, B.C.

Price believes Weber’s addition to the team and his adapting to Montreal’s system will be seamless, he told’s Kevin Woodley.

He’ll miss P.K., no doubt, but “there’s not a team in the NHL that wouldn’t want Weber,” Price said. And once Canadiens fans see what Weber brings to the table, they’ll love him, too, much like they loved Subban.

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