Price will travel with Canadiens for upcoming road trip

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Brace Hemmelgarn / USA TODAY Sports

Carey Price took another step closer to returning to action Monday, as head coach Claude Julien announced the All-Star netminder will be traveling with the team for its upcoming two-game road trip.

The news came after Price participated in his first full practice in almost three weeks, as the 30-year-old 'tender had been skating on his own prior to Monday.

With Price's usual backup, Al Montoya, out with a concussion, rookie goalie Charlie Lindgren has been manning the Canadiens' blue paint in the meantime, going 3-3-1 during Price's absence.

While this is obviously positive news for Montreal, Julien stated that Price is still day to day, with Lindgren pegged as the starter against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, according to TSN's John Lu. That would leave a possible Price return for Wednesday night when the Canadiens take on the Nashville Predators.

Price hasn't seen any game action since Nov. 2.