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By Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun

Injured goaltender Carey Price skates without his gear at the Canadiens practice facility in Brossard, Que. on Monday, May 26, 2014. (TVA Sports/QMI Agency)

Injured goaltender Carey Price skates without his gear at the Canadiens practice facility in Brossard, Que. on Monday, May 26, 2014. (TVA Sports/QMI Agency)

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BROSSARD, QUE. - 

Is Carey Price on the road to a comeback?

There was more than a little intrigue at the Montreal Canadiens' practice facility in a nearby suburb Monday when the club's No. 1 goalie went for a 20-minute skate in his track suit before practice.

While head coach Michel Therrien told reporters that Price was out for the series after he was nailed by Chris Kreider in Game 1, suddenly the possibility of his return was raised.

Trailing the New York Rangers by a 3-1 count and facing elimination Tuesday at the Bell Centre, Price, who is believed to be out with a knee injury, tested it out during the twirl.

Therrien threw water on the fact Price will suddenly re-appear.

"Like I said he's not going to play in this series," said Therrien. "It's part of the rehab and that's all. It's a great sign."

The reality is if Price was close to a return nobody would know. If the Habs are able to find a way to lengthen this series then nothing should be ruled out.

Remember one thing: You will never know the truth about injuries in the playoffs.

"We can't look too far down the road with that," Therrien said in French. "He won't be able to play in this series. This is part of his rehab to get slowly back on the ice. Carey is working really hard in physiotherapy in order to (eventually) come back."

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