Carey Price won’t be selected by Seattle Kraken in expansion draft

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Carey Price is not going to be selected by the Seattle Kraken in Wednesday’s expansion draft, per Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman.

Price waived his no-move clause ahead of the expansion draft, making him eligible to be claimed by the Kraken. Seattle had to submit their expansion list by 10:00 a.m. ET.

Price, whose playoff heroics were an essential factor in Montreal reaching the Stanley Cup Final this season, is in the fourth year of an eight-year contract that carries an annual cap hit of $10.5 million.

By waiving his no-move clause, Price allowed the Canadiens to protect Jake Allen, while Montreal banked on Price’s salary to deter the Kraken from claiming him. He is also owed an $11-million signing bonus in September.