The Canadiens (13-2-1) play only twice this week: Wednesday night in Pittsburgh and Saturday at home against Colorado.
Price has missed five games since suffering the injury in a 4-3 defeat in Edmonton on Oct. 29. Rookie Mike Condon has been spectacular in relief, going 4-0-1 over that stretch with only eight goals allowed.
The 25-year-old Condon is 6-0-1 for the season with a 1.57 goals-against average and .940 save percentage.
”He’s taking his first steps in the NHL and he got an opportunity to play more than he probably expected with the injury to Price,” Therrien said. ”He responded the right way. He’s taking the good approach of playing one game at a time.”