Per general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, the latest Domi (shoulder) will be out is early December, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Domi is still recovering from the shoulder surgery he underwent in early June, but it sounds like he should only miss a few weeks of regular-season action once the 2021-22 campaign gets underway. The 26-year-old forward will be looking to bounce back after totaling just nine goals and 24 points through 54 contests last season.
Domi underwent successful right shoulder surgery Thursday and is facing a 5-6 month recovery.
Even if Domi is cleared to play in the shorter five-month timeframe, he'll still miss the first month of the 2021-22 campaign. In 54 appearances this year, the 26-year-old center generated just nine goals and 15 assists, the lowest point total of his six-year NHL career, in addition to logging his lowest ice time per game (15:13). Having traded away Pierre-Luc Dubois, the Jackets are extremely thin at the center position and will likely have to bring in reinforcements during the offseason. Once the season starts, Domi figures to be placed on long-term injured reserve in order to give the club some relief from his $5.3 million cap hit.
Domi scored the game-winning goal and had three shots in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over Detroit. He also had two PIM.
Domi had the puck on his stick on a 2-on-1 in the Detroit zone and elected to shoot, firing a wrister past Calvin Pickard with 21 seconds left in the extra period. It was just the ninth goal of the year for Domi, who totaled 45 tallies over the previous two seasons. He also owns a career-worst minus-18 rating to go along with 75 PIM.
Domi scored his eighth goal of the season in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Hurricanes.
The 26-year-old has had a rough first campaign in Columbus after coming over from Montreal, but little went right for the Jackets this season. Domi does have three goals and eight points in his last 10 games, but overall he's managed only 22 points through 50 contests.
Domi recorded two assists and two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Lightning.
Domi had a hand in both of Eric Robinson's goals Sunday. The 26-year-old Domi has gone from press box to the top line in a matter of a week -- such is life under head coach John Tortorella. Domi has struggled in 2020-21 with 21 points, 84 shots on net, 69 PIM and a minus-17 rating through 48 outings. He's on pace to finish under a 0.5 points-per-game pace for the first time in his six-year career.
Domi will return to Columbus' lineup for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
Domi was in coach John Tortorella's dog house and ended up sitting as a healthy scratch for two games, but he's nonetheless expected to return to a prominent role Thursday, skating on the Blue Jackets' third line and second power-play unit against the Lightning. He's picked up seven goals and 19 points through 46 games this campaign.
Domi will be a healthy scratch for a second straight contest Tuesday against Florida, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Domi is in coach John Tortorella's dog house after racking up 28 PIM in his last three appearances. The 26-year-old forward will, however, presumably return to Columbus' lineup sooner rather than later. Domi's picked up 19 points while posting an ugly minus-18 rating in 46 games this campaign.
Domi (not injury related) will be scratched Monday against the Panthers, Blue Jackets insider Jeff Svoboda reports.
There was no injury reported, so Domi's removal from the lineup appears to be performance-based. The enigmatic forward posted a season-worst minus-4 rating in Saturday's loss to the Stars and vented his frustration with some physicality, picking up 14 PIM for the second time in three games.
Domi scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Lightning. He also had two shots and one hit.
Domi threaded a perfect pass to a streaking Zac Dalpe on the game's first goal in the opening frame, then he connected for a power-play tally 6:08 into the third period for what proved to be the game-winner. It was Domi's second two-point effort in four contests since the start of April, but it's been a rough year overall for the first-year Blue Jacket, who has just six goals and 10 assists with a minus-13 rating in 41 games.
Domi delivered two assists in a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday.
The points snapped a six-game drought. Domi has been a disappointment in Ohio -- there's no other way to describe it. He has just 14 points (five goals, nine helpers) in 38 games after a disappointing 2019-20 campaign (17 goals, 44 points in 71 games). This comes after a 72-point effort the year before.
Domi emerged with a goal and an assist Saturday in a 4-3 overtime win over the Stars.
It was Deja Vu for Domi, as this was the second consecutive game in which he posted a goal, an assist, and a plus-1 rating. The veteran is currently skating on the fourth line, albeit with 14:58 of ice time amid the hot streak.
Domi registered a goal and an assist with four shots in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Domi set up the first of two Oliver Bjorkstrand goals in the second period, than tallied one of his own early in the third to put the Blue Jackets up 4-1. Domi came into the evening mired in a nine-game point drought but broke through for his first multi-point effort since last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 25-year-old has just four goals and nine points in 28 games in his first season with the Blue Jackets. He also owns a team-worst minus-14 rating.
Domi scored a goal on his only shot in Thursday's 3-0 win over Nashville.
Domi beat Nashville goaltender Juuse Saros on a long one-timer from along the half-wall, extending Columbus' lead to 2-0 just under five minutes into the second period. It was just the third goal of the season for Domi and his first in the last five games. The 25-year-old totalled 45 goals over the previous two seasons with Montreal but has not been able to get on track offensively with the Blue Jackets.
Domi potted a goal on three shots, went plus-2 and added a fighting major in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Hurricanes.
The fight came first, as Domi and Nino Niederreiter were the somewhat surprising combatants early in the second period. Domi tallied an equalizer in the third period, but the Hurricanes responded with a pair of goals to retake the lead for good. The 25-year-old Domi now has two tallies and three helpers through 13 contests this season, his first as a Blue Jacket.
Domi scored a power-play goal on five shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over Florida.
Domi broke a 1-1 tie in the third period with his first goal as a member of the Blue Jackets, but the Panthers found the equalizer later in the frame. He failed on his opportunity to win it in the third round of the shootout, but Alexandre Texier picked up the slack in the next round to earn Columbus its third win of the season.
Domi recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Red Wings.
Domi sprung Boone Jenner on a breakaway early in the second period to open the scoring. The helper was Domi's first point in four games with the Blue Jackets, as he hasn't done particularly well in adjusting to his new environment. Domi also has a minus-5 rating and only four shots on goal this season. Fantasy managers may be getting ready to cut bait after such a slow start, but a little patience could be helpful. The 25-year-old had 72 points in 82 games with the Canadiens in 2018-19 before dipping to 44 points in 71 outings last year.
Domi says he intends to shoot more this season, Brian Hedger of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
The 25-year-old averaged about 2.5 shots a game over his two seasons with Montreal, resulting in 45 goals in 153 games, but he's been working to become more aggressive in firing away. "Sometimes in the past, I've been known to maybe pass a little too much, and this year I'm really going to focus on getting the puck on net and making that simple play of just shooting the puck," Domi said this week. "It doesn't necessarily have to go in the first time, but the second and third time is how you score goals now in the NHL, especially on the power play." Skating on a line with Cam Atkinson gives Domi an outlet for his pass-first instincts, but more shots of his own could allow him to return to the 25-goal plateau this season.
Domi signed a two-year, $10.6 million contract with Columbus on Wednesday.
Domi -- who was acquired by the Jackets via trade Wednesday -- should slot into a second-line center role behind Pierre-Luc Dubois, though he could occasionally move to the wing to get both players on one line. In 71 games with the Habs last year, the 24-year-old Domi garnered 17 goals and 27 helpers and figures to get back over the 20-goal mark in 2020-21.
Domi was brought in by the Blue Jackets from the Canadiens on Tuesday, along with a 2020 third-round pick, in exchange for Josh Anderson.
Domi will need a new contract, as he is slated to become a restricted free agent Friday. The 24-year-old center has reached the 40-point mark in four of his five seasons, including the 72-point campaign he put together in 2018-19. With the Jackets, Domi should slot into a second-line role behind Pierre-Luc Dubois, though he could be utilized on the wing from time to time.
Domi picked up three assists, two of them on the power play, in Friday's 5-0 win over the Flyers during Game 2 of their first-round series.
The 25-year-old forward failed to find the scoresheet in any of the Habs' first five playoff games, but Domi broke out in a big way as the team evened up the series. He's coming off a disappointing regular season in which he scored only 17 goals and 44 points in 71 games, but Domi can erase that if he gets hot now and helps push Montreal towards another upset.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/08||vs DET||W 5-4 (OT)||1||0||1||0||18:52|
|05/07||vs DET||L 2-5||0||0||0||-2||14:18|
|05/05||vs NSH||W 4-2||0||1||1||+1||18:10|
|05/03||vs NSH||L 3-4 (OT)||0||0||0||-1||16:25|
|05/01||@ CAR||L 1-2 (OT)||1||0||1||+1||19:34|
|04/27||vs DET||W 1-0 (SO)||0||0||0||0||22:05|
|04/25||@ TB||L 3-4 (OT)||0||2||2||+1||18:39|
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