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 so far:
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: Evgeny Svechnikov, Detroit Red Wings
No new players have been added so far, though several teams have yet to submit their report. Kuznetsov and teammate Ilya Samsonov will both be out of the lineup again for the Capitals tonight, though it is not clear if Samsonov is also in the protocol. Since he is currently technically on the taxi squad, Washington does not need to publicly report it. With Kuznetsov unavailable and Alex Ovechkin out with a lower-body injury, Daniel Carr has been recalled to the active roster and is expected to play tonight.
*denotes new addition