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Rapid Fire - October 14

A health status update on Carey Price, Jeff Petry close to returning to active duty, and more from Ottawa

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

After besting the Sabres 4-1 in the season-opener on Thursday night in Buffalo, the Canadiens were back at practice at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday night's tilt against the Senators.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: C'est l'heure de l'entra��nement! // Time for practice! #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/lYv40m2QsE

- As indicated on Thursday night, Carey Price would not join his teammates in Ottawa due to illness. On Friday, the Canadiens disclosed that Price was suffering from a severe case of the flu, including fever. He is currently at home resting and taking antibiotics, while being evaluated on a daily basis by Dr. David Mulder. The All-World netminder will be placed on the injured reserve list, retroactive to Monday.

- Defenseman Jeff Petry skated alongside the rest of his teammates for a second straight day. During his post-practice press conference, head coach Michel Therrien indicated that there was a good chance that the Michigan native would be back in the lineup against Ottawa. A decision on his playing status will come on Saturday.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: La�� est de prot��ger le devant du filet. // Protecting the front of the net is ��. #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/dfzXES960y

- Earlier in the day, the Canadiens placed Sven Andrighetto on waivers. Teams have until 12 p.m. on Saturday to claim the Swiss forward. If Andrighetto isn't claimed, he will be assigned to the AHL's St. John's IceCaps.

Lines and D pairings at practice:

Pacioretty-Galchenyuk-Gallagher
Lehkonen-Plekanec-Radulov
Carr-Desharnais-Shaw
Danault-Mitchell-Byron

Beaulieu-Weber
Markov-Petry
Emelin-Pateryn
Sergachev-Redmond

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