Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi joined training camp on Monday, indicating he intends to participate in post-season play despite his health concerns as a Type 1 diabetic.
“Look who’s back,” the team posted on Twitter, along with a short video clip of the 25-year-old taking the ice for practice.
Regardez qui est de retour.<br><br>Look who’s back.<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoHabsGo?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#GoHabsGo</a> <a href=”https://t.co/Z13jpPDIlM”>pic.twitter.com/Z13jpPDIlM</a>
Domi had been evaluating the risks of returning to play amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“Being a Type 1 diabetic, it’s something that raises some concern. But you really don’t know how everyone’s going to be affected by this disease,” he said in May, per ESPN. “Being a Type 1 doesn’t change much. I would handle myself the same way as if I didn’t have [diabetes].”
The Centers for Disease Control has said that Type 1 diabetics are among those who might be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Domi recorded 17 goals and 44 points in 71 games this season for the Canadiens, who will begin their best-of-five qualifying round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Aug. 1.
Domi has 251 points in 375 NHL regular-season games with the Arizona Coyotes (2015-18) and Canadiens. The Coyotes made him the No. 12 overall draft pick in 2013.