Canadiens goalie Carey Price out at least one week with lower-body injury

Losing the world's best hockey player will be tough for any team, and it won't be easy for the Montreal Canadiens losing Carey Price. But the team feels they will be able to weather the storm with Mike Condon in net.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will be out at least a week with a lower-body injury.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien told reporters that Price suffered the injury in Montreal’s 4-3 loss in Edmonton on Thursday.

Rookie Mike Condon will make a second consecutive start in the Canadiens’ home game tonight against Winnipeg.

The Habs have three more home games coming up. Ottawa is at Montreal Tuesday, followed by the New York Rangers on Thursday and archrival Boston on Saturday.

Price is 7-2 with a 2.01 goals-against average this season for Montreal.

The 25-year-old Condon is 3-0 with a 1.67 goals against average and a .944 save percentage. He backstopped Montreal to a 6-2 win in Calgary on Friday night.

"(Condon) has a lot of pressure on him, but he's been flawless in every start so far," Therrien said.

Dustin Tokarski was recalled from St. John's of the American Hockey League to act as Condon's backup.