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 is today’s list:
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: John Hayden, Arizona Coyotes
The NHL can’t seem to keep the board clean, as even with Hayden coming off they will see the number grow to four. Svechnikov has been added for the Red Wings, who recently had Adam Erne also miss games on a short stint. Svechnikov played against Tampa Bay on Saturday, but for now, is unable to practice with the team. It is unclear if he will miss any game action as the Red Wings don’t play again until Friday.
*denotes new addition