The Chicago Blackhawks aren’t the only team dealing with COVID-related absences. Today, the St. Louis Blues announced that Ryan O’Reilly has joined Brandon Saad in the COVID protocol while recalling Dakota Joshua from the AHL to take his place on the roster.
The team did not confirm whether O’Reilly has tested positive, but head coach Craig Berube did tell reporters that the captain is expected to miss at least ten days, suggesting that he has a confirmed case. The veteran center played 19:04 last night against the Los Angeles Kings, registering a point in the 3-0 win. Saad meanwhile hasn’t played since last Wednesday, and has now also been moved to the non-roster list.
St. Louis is scheduled to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night, a team that both O’Reilly and Saad are very familiar with. Both played for Colorado in the past and will be sorely missed if they are unavailable to the Blues. The team is then scheduled to welcome the Blackhawks on Saturday, though with so many Chicago players on the COVID protocol, it’s unclear who will actually be on the ice for them.
@Gavin – You may have to start these types of articles with “Don’t shoot the messenger, but, here we go again…” ;)
Sure would like to stop writing them, Mac.
88good ol days
If it was an actual vaccine you wouldn’t have to write these at all. Just sayin.
But my 5G signal is really great now, so it was worth it.
All the players vaccinated & still getting Covid but I’m not allowed in the arena cuz I’m not. Makes perfect sense!
A person that is vaccinated is like a Goalie that stops 95% of the shots against him. One that isn’t vaccinated is like a Goalie that only stops 10% of the shots against him. I know which Goalie I’d prefer. Makes perfect sense!
88good ol days
True vaccines stop a virus from spreading. Have any professional athletes been put on measles protocol??? This is not a vaccine so any argument is void.