Each day, the NHL will publicly release the list of players that are unavailable to their respective teams due to being in the 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: None
Another day and no changes for the Avalanche and Golden Knights, who are still without Megna and McNabb. The Golden Knights are headed home down 2-0 in the series after Mikko Rantanen’s overtime winner and still don’t have McNabb available to them. The two teams face off tomorrow, so technically there is still time for him to come off the list and participate, but after being shelved for ten days it seems unlikely he would be ready to step back into the lineup against the speedy Colorado unit.