Domi (undisclosed) took the ice for Monday's training camp session, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Domi had been weighing his options whether to participate in the postseason and, it appears he has decided to play. The center should slot into a second-line role with Jonathan Drouin and Joel Armia, though the team could shuffle the deck prior to its play-in series clash with Pittsburgh.
Domi will wait another 7-10 days before deciding whether to join the Habs for Phase 3 training camp. It was certainly a down year for Domi, as he managed just 44 points in 71 games this season compared to 72 points the year before. If he doesn't suit up for the playoffs, Nick Suzuki or Jesperi Kotkaniemi will likely be tasked with filling the second-line center role.
Domi has 17 goals, 27 assists and is minus-3 while averaging 17:06 of ice time per game over 71 games. Domi fell back after a career year in 2018-19 and had a miserable midseason stretch, as he posted three points in 16 games between Jan. 9 and Feb. 14. Just when it looked like the Canadiens would let him walk as a restricted free agent following the season, Paul Byron returned from injury and ignited a scoring binge from Domi, who had eight points in a seven-game stretch. Before the coronavirus pandemic halted the season, he was in position to hit 50 points, which is acceptable production, but the 72 points he had the previous year may be an outlier.
Domi scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes. Domi had been hibernating for much of the new year but has awoken from a six-week slumber. The third-line center scored a goal for the second consecutive game and is riding a five-game point streak, which features four goals and three assists. The surge puts him at 44 points through 67 games, well off last season's pace but maybe enough for the Canadiens to re-sign him after the season.
Domi scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers. Domi put the Canadiens on the board first when his pass meant for Tomas Tatar at the side of the net caromed off Rangers defenseman Adam Fox and past goalie Alexander Georgiev. It was the third goal in the last three games for Domi, who has points in four straight and five of the last six. His point surge coincides with the return of Paul Byron, who joined Domi on the third line following his return from a knee injury.
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