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Carey Price suffering from 'severe' case of flu

Eric Bolte / USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens will be without Carey Price for at least two games to begin what they hope will be a bounce-back season. Based on the club's latest update, however, there's a chance his absence could be longer.

Montreal announced Friday that Price is suffering from a "severe" case of the flu, and has been put on antibiotics while being evaluated at home daily by team doctor David Mulder.

The Canadiens won their season opener, with Al Montoya stopping 30-of-31 shots in goal. Montoya should be in net again Saturday in Ottawa, with Charlie Lindgren backing him up.

Montreal's home to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

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