Unexpected turn of events regarding Carey Price during the summer?
BY MARCO MARCH 4, 2023 (11:25)
The number 31's salary weighs heavily on the organization's books. The reality is that he will remain on the long-term injured list for the remainder of his contract, with three more seasons to go, starting next year.
However, the CH's GM has opened the door to trading him, if the opportunity would benefit the team's salary situation.
Note that according to the making of his deal, he will earn around $7.5M per year until 2026, so there is still a lot of money left to pay him.
This makes him much less interesting for other teams than Shea Weber's contract, for example, who earned $1M annually for the remaining years of his contract.
See the full press conference here (answer on Carey around the 12th minute):