Canadiens goaltender Carey Price posted to his Instagram on Tuesday for the first time since voluntarily entering the NHL's player assistance program on Oct. 7.

"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," Price wrote. "Last month I made the decision to enter a residential treatment facility for substance abuse. 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."