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Carey Price Will Not Be Participating In The All-Star Game

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens announced that goaltender Carey Price will not be participating in the 2019 NHL All-Star Game.

"We took the time to discuss the situation with Carey and the medical group earlier today, and we all agreed that the best decision for him would be to rest and recuperate during the upcoming All-Star Break. Carey has had a nagging injury for some time, and we want to make sure to have him healthy and rested for the second half of the season. Carey is honored to once again have been named to the NHL All-Star Game, and he is on board with the Club's decision," said Montreal Canadiens general manager, Marc Bergevin.

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so a 3-5 day break makes you all healthy and all recuperated for a half season run from that point? Complete and utter horseshit. Doesnt matter what injury and what player either.

Hey boss, I broke my arm. If I could just have Mon-Wed off I’ll be good to go from there on out. Sure.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/07/19 at 07:34 PM ET

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There was some rumblings when Ovechkin backed out saying it was done due to Bettman not allowing the players to participate in the Olympics.

Interested to see if other players will do the same as AO and Price.

Not many media types will look into it, but a perfect story for Larry Brooks.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/07/19 at 07:39 PM ET

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Price shouldn’t even have been sent to the All Star game but they were short on goalies for the division and didn’t want to add didn’t want another TB player.

It’s beginning to sound like the NHL should handle this a bit differently. Send invites BEFORE making them public. Give players who have participated before a 7 day window to decide if they want to participate again. If not, find replacements. THEN, announce the lineups. The only players who face suspensions would be those who refused to come to a first time invite or those who change their mind after lineup is announced.

Posted by evileye on 01/08/19 at 11:40 AM ET

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Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/07/19 at 06:34 PM ET

Montreal’s schedule around the 1/26 all-star game is home games 1/19 and 1/23 then back to back 2/2 and 2/3. If Price sits out (and takes his suspension for the 1/23 game) he’d be off from 1/19 - 2/2, so he’d actually have closer to 12 days off. It may not make a difference for a person sitting at their keyboard talking sh!t, but 12 days off in the middle of an extremely physically demanding NHL season could make a huge difference in the second half.

Obviously it’s a ruse to get out of an event that he probably doesn’t want to be at, but don’t believe the time off would be pointless.

Posted by MZ2215 on 01/08/19 at 12:47 PM ET

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Price shouldn’t even have been sent to the All Star game but they were short on goalies for the division and didn’t want to add didn’t want another TB player.

If you don’t want to bring a 3rd from TBL or TOR, there’s still Halak

Posted by EthrDemon on 01/08/19 at 01:36 PM ET

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Its not talking shit behind a kybd MZ2215. If you read the report it said a long nagging injury. And as a goaltender he most likely has a groin injury. Good luck even with 12 days. And im entitled to my opinion. Its an opinion, right or wrong. And what you post doesnt change those facts.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/09/19 at 02:41 AM ET

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Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/09/19 at 01:41 AM ET

Good point NIVO, you’re well within your rights to say whatever you want no matter how wrong you may be. Just keep in mind that others are also within their rights to explain the errors in your opinions to you.

Posted by MZ2215 on 01/09/19 at 09:20 AM ET

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