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Domi from Blue Jackets ready for restart after COVID-19 case

Columbus Blue Jackets center Max Domi (16) falls on the ice for Detroit Red Wings center Michael Rasmussen (27) during the first period of the NHL hockey game in Columbus on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

GLENDALE – Max Domi doesn’t believe his latest health setback is even a setback.

He would rather have avoided COVID-19 – which was a “pinch” and “rut” to overcome – but the 26-year-old attacker has a positive outlook on the whole ordeal. He is back on the ice for practice, has no lingering issues and is now waiting to hear from coach Brad Larsen about when he will return to the lineup.

Domi missed two weeks of recovery, which allowed his broken ribs to heal further.

“The broken ribs I had were probably the worst,” Domi said after training at the Gila River Arena on Wednesday. “At first it was coughing for the first three or four days and that was not fun. Where I broke (the ribs) it wasn’t ideal for the diaphragm and stuff like that, so you definitely felt it. But it’s funny. Everyone asks me how I felt and everyone worries, like, ‘Man, you missed 10 days.’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know why that’s a bad thing.’ Ten days of rest is a good thing.”