Goalie Carey Price left early from his first practice back with the Montreal Canadiens on Monday, and will not play the next two games, the team later revealed.

Price, 25, just returned to the team Monday after helping lead Canada to gold at the Sochi Olympics.

Coach Michel Therrien said after practice that Price had aggravated a lower-body injury during the Winter Games and will miss the Canadiens' next two games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native is considered day-to-day with the injury.

As a result, Peter Budaj will start Montreal's game against the Detroit Red Wings at Bell Centre on Wednesday.

Therrien's comment was news to Detroit coach Mike Babcock, who coached Canada to gold for a second straight time. Babcock said he was unaware of any Price injury.

The Habs visit Pittsburgh on Thursday and host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday.