The Montreal Canadiens are holding Max Domi (type 1 diabetes) out of practices and team activities for the time being. This is something the Rangers might do with Kaapo Kakko, despite him being cleared to practice by the team. Meanwhile, multiple Canadiens players have tested positive for COVID-19.
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The Canadiens are the third team that has had multiple positive tests for the coronavirus. This again brings sports into focus as leagues attempt to relaunch (or begin) their seasons. This isn’t unique to the NHL either, as the MLS had to cancel a game today due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests.
Back to Domi, who has type-1 diabetes, this impacts the Rangers. Kaapo Kakko has the same disease, and might follow suit. Kakko had previously been cleared by the Rangers, but a third team outbreak might alter their decision.
NHL camps are set to open tomorrow, and it is expected that Kaapo Kakko will be at practice. However this is a fluid situation. Much will change throughout the week. The deadline for players to opt out is tomorrow.