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Carey Price releases statement; admits to substance use, mental health struggles

The Canadiens goaltender released a statement on social media and through the team.

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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price released a statement on social media detailing his time away from the team and his entry into the NHL/NHLPA Assistance program.

Price says that he entered a residential treatment centre for substance use stemming from years where he says he neglected his mental health. Price says that he made the choice to prioritize himself and his family.

“Asking for help when we need it is what we encourage our kids to do, and it is what I needed to do,” Price said in the statement on Instagram.

Carey has a wife, Angela, and three children: Liv, Millie, and Lincoln.

Price rejoined the team this week, but has yet to take part in on-ice sessions. His return to the ice is secondary, and we can only hope that Price is in a better place and only returns to the team once he is ready to do so.