Lapointe will continue in the program and be monitored by
doctors from the league and the players union, the NHL and the NHL
Players Association said in a joint statement.
Lapointe said last month he was being treated for depression,
not drug or alcohol abuse. The center played 19 games this season
before spending 28 days at a center in Boca Raton, Fla.
Lapointe was sent to the Flyers from the New York Islanders
before last season's trading deadline.