Carey Price agrees to waive no-move clause; Canadiens will protect Jake Allen

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Jul 2, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during the second period in game three of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens just got another big save from goalie Carey Price. Reports late this evening indicate the Habs star has agreed to waive his no-move clause solely for the Expansion Draft in order to protect backup Jake Allen.

All indications were pointing to Seattle taking Allen as one of their three goalies.

Will the Kraken take Carey Price?

This move was unexpected, but likely very calculated.

The 33 year-old netminder has 5 years remaining on a deal that has a hefty $10.5 million cap hit per season. Furthermore, if the Kraken opt to take Price they will have to pay him an $11 million signing bonus with the way his contract is structured.

All teams’ protected lists will be revealed tomorrow.

Price had an up and down year while dealing with injuries. However; when he came back near the end of the regular season he turned it on. His spectacular goaltending led an improbable Cinderella run for the Canadiens that got them into the Stanley Cup Final.

In these playoffs he posted a 13-9 record with a .924 SV%, a 2.26 GAA in 22 games.