The Montreal Canadiens say star goaltender Carey Price left today's morning skate and will be out of action for the next two games, starting with tonight's game at the Bell Centre against the Detroit Red Wings.
The club didn't say on its Twitter account why Price left, but multiple reports suggest he was favouring a leg after moving to make a save.
Price was participating in his first practice with the Canadiens since helping Canada win a gold medal at the Sochi Olympics.
Backup Peter Budaj was expected to make the start against the Wings tonight, even if Price was healthy.
The team also recalled Dustin Tokarski from Hamilton to be Budaj's backup.
Price was originally expected to make his return Saturday against the Maple Leafs in Toronto. His status for that game is unclear.
Price played in all but one of Canada's games in Sochi, including a 3-0 win over Sweden in the gold medal game.
Price has a 26-17-5 record, a .925 save percentage and a 2.33 goals-against average with Montreal this season.