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Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi joins team's training camp


MONTREAL — Forward Max Domi has joined the Montreal Canadiens training camp after sitting out the first week due to health concerns.

Domi participated in practice Monday for the first time since the NHL started Phase 3 of its return to play plan a week ago.

Domi has Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. He and the Canadiens had agreed on waiting seven to 10 days before making a call on whether he would return in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It was really good to see (Domi) today," Montreal goaltender Carey Price said. "He brings a lot of enthusiasm to our locker room and on the ice.

"He's a vocal guy and he's got a unique laugh that everybody loves to hear."

Domi had 17 goals and 27 assists in 71 games this season.

The season is scheduled to restart with a best-of-five qualifying round beginning Aug. 1 in Toronto and Edmonton. The Canadiens will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Toronto.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 20, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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