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. Following a late report from the Kings, the list is in for today:
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: None
The league released their initial list today with only the L.A. Kings absent. The hope was that it was purely due to their West Coast location and not a pending placement. Alas, the latter was true. Petersen ends up on the list and the CPRA list adds a new name while not removing one in return. The league is still miles ahead of where they were just a few short weeks ago and there still have not been any team-wide outbreaks in some time, but they just can’t seem to empty the list, as Petersen becomes the latest addition.
*denotes new addition