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Carey Price out of Canadiens lineup with flu-like symptoms

The Montreal Canadiens recalled goaltender Charlie Lindgren on an emergency basis Saturday with regular starter Carey Price out due to flu-like symptoms. He is expected to back up Antti Niemi for Saturday night's home game against Pittsburgh.

Niemi gets nod in net Saturday vs. Penguins; Montreal recalls Lindgren from AHL

Canadiens goalie Carey Price won't suit up Saturday night against Sidney Crosby and the visiting Penguins due to flu-like symptoms. Montreal recalled Charlie Lindgren from the AHL to back up Antti Niemi. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

The Montreal Canadiens recalled goaltender Charlie Lindgren on an emergency basis Saturday with regular starter Carey Price out due to flu-like symptoms.

Lindgren has a 2-1-0 record in three games with the American Hockey League's Laval Rocket this season. He has a 2.39 goals-against average and .875 save percentage.

He was expected to serve as a backup to Antti Niemi for Saturday night's home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Price has a 1-1-1 record this season with a 2.32 GAA and .909 save percentage.

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