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Canadiens goalie Carey Price leaves practice with lower-body injury; aggravated in Sochi

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    Montreal Canadiens and Team Canada goaltender Carey Price shows his gold medal to the media Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Brossard, Quebec. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz) (The Associated Press)

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    Canada goalie Carey Price, front, lies on the ice as he poses with teammates after Canada beat Sweden 3-0 in the men's ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) (The Associated Press)

Montreal Canadiens star goaltender Carey Price will miss the next two games because of a lower-body injury.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien says Price aggravated the injury while representing Canada at the Sochi Olympics. Price left practice on Wednesday.

Therrien says Price will miss two games, including Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Peter Budaj will start in goal, and Dustin Tokarski has been called up from the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs to serve as backup.

Price had his first practice since helping Canada win a gold medal in Sochi. He played in all but one of Canada's Olympic games, including a 3-0 win over Sweden for the gold.

Price has a 26-17-5 record, .925 save percentage and 2.33 goals-against average this season.