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Price (flu) expected to miss Habs’ season-opener

Montreal Canadiens v New York Islanders

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on November 20, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Canadiens defeated the Islanders 5-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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It looks like Carey Price’s return to regular-season action will have to wait. The Montreal Canadiens announced this morning that their star goalie has the flu and will not be traveling to Buffalo with his team for tomorrow’s game against the Sabres.

If Price cannot play, Al Montoya is expected to get the start.

Price, of course, missed most of last season with a knee injury. He hasn’t played a meaningful game for the Canadiens since Nov. 25, almost a year ago.

The Habs’ second game of the season goes Saturday in Ottawa. Their home opener comes next, Tuesday against Pittsburgh.