Carey Price nears return as Canadiens prepare for Coyotes

According to Canadiens coach Michel Therrien, everyone wants to see Carey Price start in goal against the Arizona Coyotes Thursday night at the Bell Centre (7:30 p.m., Sportsnet 360, RDS, TSN 690 Radio). Therrien said Price’s status is still up in the air after the goaltender missed a week with the flu, but he was encouraged by the goaltender’s first full practice with his teammates Wednesday.

“Today, obviously he had his best day,” Therrien said after the rare practice at the Bell Centre. “As the days go on, the better he feels. One thing is certain, we’re going to re-evaluate the situation the first thing Thursday. I can tell you that he’s excited to play. I’m also excited to see him play and the fans are, too.”

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