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The Daily: Carey Price Teammates Respect His Honesty About Substance Abuse



Goalie Carey Price admitted he has been dealing with a substance abuse problems. His Montreal Canadiens teammates rally to support him

Montreal Canadiens players rallied around goalie Carey Price Tuesday after he admitted to treatment for substance abuse.

“Definitely a brave man to come out and face his fears the way that he did,” Montreal player Ben Chiarot said. “That’s not easy for guys to do and he did it head on. I’m proud to call him a friend.”

Carey Price released a statement via Instagram two hours before the Canadiens lost an overtime game to the Los Angeles about why he checked into the NHL/NHLPA’s joint player assistance program.

After the game, his teammates expressed unwavering support. It’s unknown when Price will be ready to play again for a struggling Montreal team. He will need practices and perhaps a minor-league start.

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Calgary: The San Jose Sharks ended the Flames’ points streak.

Detroit: The Red Wings showed their best traits and worst flaws all within a 4-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers. Here are five takeaways from the triumph.

Florida: Center Sasha Barkov establishes new Panthers’ record for total goals in a career.

New York: Leo Komarov and the New York Islanders break up. Komarov heads to the Kontinental Hockey League.

Pittsburgh: The Penguins’ two-goal comeback forced OT and a shootout, but for the second consecutive game, they lost.  

Also, the Pens settled the lawsuits brought against them by former minor league coach Jarrod Skalde and his wife, Erin Skalde.

Vegas: Check out this massive wallop Brayden McNabb lays on Pittsburgh’s Brandon Tanev.

Vancouver: Rob Simpson of Hockey Now Provides his Five Takeaways from the Canucks’ 3-2 OT loss to goalie John Gibson and his Anaheim Ducks.