Canadiens’ Carey Price returns to practice

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The Montreal Canadiens welcomed goaltender Carey Price back to practice Wednesday for the first time since he suffered a lower-body injury Oct. 29.

Price was greeted with a salute from his Canadiens teammates.

Mike Condon has performed admirably in Price’s absence, starting eight consecutive games, but the 25-year-old rookie has allowed seven goals on his last 37 shots faced.

Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien did not have a timetable for Price’s return to game action when asked earlier this week.

“He’s progressing, we’re glad,” said Therrien. “But this is too early to talk about a comeback. The good news is that he’s progressing well.”

Price has been outstanding in nine starts this season, registering a .936 save percentage and a 2.01 goals-against average.

The Canadiens’ next game is Thursday at the Bell Centre versus the Arizona Coyotes.

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