Goalie Carey Price practiced with the Montreal Canadiens on Monday for the first time since he was injured during warmups prior to a 6-3 loss at the Minnesota Wild on Nov. 2.
He will travel for their game at the Dallas Stars on Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET; FS-SW, TSN2, RDS, NHL.TV) and remains day to day with a lower-body injury.
"It's a first step," Canadiens coach Julien said. "It's encouraging. Carey will make the trip. We'll take things day by day."
Video: Price returns to practice, joins team for road trip
Price had been working out with goalie coach Stephane Waite and said last Tuesday the injury is not related to the season-ending right knee injury he sustained Nov. 25, 2015.
A five-time NHL All-Star and Hart Trophy winner as League MVP in 2014-15, Price is 3-7-1 with a 3.77 goals-against average and .877 save in 11 games this season. Goalie Charlie Lindgren has started the past seven games and will start Tuesday with Price and backup Al Montoya (concussion) sidelined. Lindgren is 3-3-1 with a 2.49 GAA and .923 save percentage.
The Canadiens are 8-11-2 and have lost three straight games, including a 6-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Bell Centre on Saturday. They are in sixth place in the Atlantic Division.