Habs goalie Carey Price says "substance use" led him to NHL's assistance program

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MONTREAL — Carey Price has broken his silence after voluntarily entering the NHL's player assistance program more than a month ago.

The superstar goaltender issued a statement through the Montreal Canadiens and also posted it to his Instagram account.

Price says that he entered the league's program for substance use.

The 34-year-old Price says he has neglected his mental health for years and it will take some time to repair it.

Price says that his substance use had reached a point that he realized he needed to prioritize his health for himself and his family.

He rejoined the Habs on Monday, meeting with team athletic trainers to come up with a plan to get back into shape after having neck surgery in the off-season.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 9, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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