Domi joins Canadiens practice for 1st time since start of Phase 3
Max Domi took the ice with his teammates Monday for the first time since training camp began last week.
"He's on board. Obviously he's back," Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien told reporters, including Sportsnet's Eric Engels, after practice. "But we know that, in his case, if there's ever anything that happens that would put him at risk, he could leave."
The Canadiens announced on July 12 that Domi, who has Type 1 diabetes, would have 7-to-10 days to decide whether to take part in the third phase of the NHL's return-to-play plan. Training camps opened across the league one day later.
Montreal said at the time that Domi and the club had "agreed to take this responsible approach and to take this time to evaluate the ongoing situation in order to make the best decision for Max's health at the end of this period."
Domi was the Canadiens' third-ranked scorer this season, notching 17 goals and 44 points in 71 games. The 25-year-old posted the fourth-highest average ice time among Montreal forwards at 17:06.
The Canadiens are scheduled to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in an exhibition contest on July 28 before beginning their play-in series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Aug. 1.