Montreal is 3-4-1 since the Olympic break without Price, who aggravated a lower-body injury during practice in Sochi before posting an 0.59 goals-against average in helping Canada win its second straight gold medal.
After Price faced some shots in practice earlier this week, the team said Saturday he will make his return to the ice in this contest against Ottawa. He went 4-1-1 with a 1.16 GAA in his final six games before the break.
The Canadiens hold the first wild-card position in the Eastern Conference.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.