Habs goalie Carey Price says “substance use” led him to NHL’s assistance program

Cary Price

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 on Tuesday evening. Price said in the post that he entered a residential treatment facility for his substance use. “Over the last few years I have let myself get to a very dark place and I didn’t have the tools to cope with that struggle,’’ said Price. “Things had reached a point that I realized I needed to prioritize my health for both myself and for my family. “Asking for help when you need it is what we encourage our kids to do. And it was what I needed to do.’’ Price…

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