Asking Price dead wrong

Carey Price's agent is denying a report that he will hold out if he doesn't get a new contract....

Carey Price's agent is denying a report that he will hold out if he doesn't get a new contract. (QMI Agency/Eric Bolte)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:36 PM ET

MONTREAL ­-- The agent for Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price denies a report that the netminder is threatening to boycott training camp if he doesn't get a lucrative new contract.

Gerry Johansson responded to a Twitter post by CBC Montreal sports reporter Michel Godbout that says Price will not show up for camp later this month unless he gets a deal worth $3 million a year.

Johansson says negotiations with the Canadiens have not broken off and he told Montreal¹s La Presse newspaper that talks are "positive."

"It (the tweet) is completely false," said Johansson. "We haven't thought about any scenario other than obtaining a new contract for Carey."

The Canadiens didn't confirm or deny the report when reached by QMI on Wednesday.

Price is coming off a difficult season in which he lost his starting job to Jaroslav Halak, who was the star of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Halak was traded to the St. Louis Blues last month after leading the Habs to the conference finals.

The Canadiens selected Price fifth overall in the 2005 entry draft. He has a 60-48-18 record in 134 games with a 2.73 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage.


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