Each day, the NHL will publicly release the list of players that are unavailable to their respective teams due to being in COVID-19 Protocol. Here are today’s results:
Colorado – Samuel Girard, Hunter Miska
Los Angeles – Andreas Athanasiou
Minnesota – Jonas Brodin, Victor Rask, Carson Soucy, Cam Talbot
New Jersey – Nico Hischier
NY Rangers – Filip Chytil
Ottawa – Ryan Dzingel
Philadelphia – Justin Braun, Morgan Frost, Claude Giroux, Travis Konecny, Scott Laughton, Oskar Lindblom, Jakub Voracek
Vegas – Tomas Nosek
As a reminder, inclusion on this list does not mean that a player has tested positive for Coronavirus or even that they have been confirmed as a close contact to another positive person. Included in the NHL’s list of possible reasons for someone being on the list is are the following:
(1) an initial positive test which remains unconfirmed until confirmatory testing is completed pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (2) mandated isolation for symptomatic individuals pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (3) required quarantine as a high-risk close contact in accordance with the Positive Test Protocol; (4) isolation based on a confirmed positive test result and/or; (5) quarantine for travel or other reasons as outlined in the COVID-19 Protocol
Players removed today: Casey Mittelstadt, Buffalo Sabres; Tyson Jost, Colorado Avalanche; Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche; Brad Hunt, Minnesota Wild; Dmitry Kulikov, New Jersey Devils; Travis Zajac, New Jersey Devils
Once again, there were no new additions to the list. The Sabres are now completely free after having a substantial outbreak and the Avalanche also have their captain out of the protocol. Things continue to trend in the right direction.
The Devils, who once had 19 players on the list at once, now have just Hischier held out and should be able to get their season back on track.