Carey Price is working his way back from a lower-body injury and the star netminder returned to the ice Wednesday.
Price skated prior to his team’s practice and TVA Sports posted a video of Price skating laps and doing some light edge work in the crease.
Canadiens head coach Claude Julien told reporters Tuesday Price’s injury is considered minor and unrelated to the injury that caused him to miss most of the 2015-16 campaign.
Price has struggled mightily this season, going 3-7-1 with a 3.77 goals-against average and .877 save percentage.
Charlie Lindgren was recalled from the AHL’s Laval Rocket Saturday and has 2-0 with a 1.00 GAA, .971 save percentage including a 38-save shutout over the Blackhawks Sunday. The 23-year-old made 29 saves in a 3-2 victory over the Golden Knights Tuesday.
David Schlemko, who has yet to make his Canadiens debut after being acquired in an off-season trade, was also out on the ice with Price. Schlemko underwent hand surgery in mid-October.
Forward Jonathan Drouin and Andrew Shaw did not participate at Wednesday’s practice. The team is calling it a therapy day for the pair. Drouin suffered an upper-body injury in Tuesday win over the Golden Knights.
Also, defenceman Brendan Davidson practised as a forward.