Price (knee) is expected to rejoin the Canadiens upon completing a 30-day minimum stay in the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program on Friday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

An exact date has not yet been confirmed, but head coach Dominique Ducharme said the team is "expecting him in town soon" after Price completes the 30-day minimum. That's good news for Montreal, which has stumbled out of the gate to a 3-8-0 start following Tuesday's win over Detroit. Price will need some time before he's back in net; an earlier report indicated the goalie would need at least two weeks to prepare before taking the ice in a real game. Jake Allen will continue to be the primary netminder with Samuel Montembeault serving as the backup.

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