The Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday that five players, including goaltender Carey Price (knee) and forwards Mike Hoffman (lower-body) and Paul Byron (hip) have failed their physicals due to injury, and will most likely be out for at least the remainder of training camp.
Defenceman Josh Brook and forward Joel Teasdale are also out with knee injuries.
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Defenceman Joel Edmundson is listed as day-to-day and forward Brendan Gallagher is absent due to family reasons and expected to report to camp “in the coming days.”
Price underwent knee surgery in July, but was expected to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 NHL season when the Canadiens take on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Oct. 13.
Byron also underwent surgery in July on an injured hip, and was expected to be out for five months.
Hoffman, 31, signed with the Canadiens this off-season on a three-year, $13.5-million deal.