The New York Islanders have added two more names to the NHL COVID Protocol ahead of their matinee on Sunday afternoon. Veteran forward Matt Martin and rookie defenseman Robin Salo have been placed in the league’s protocol, the Isles announced. They join Mathew Barzal in the protocol, with Kyle Palmieri and Ryan Pulock still sidelined due to injury. For a team still unable to hit their stride this season, the losses of a checking forward and depth defenseman still hurt as the team cannot afford to be so short-handed if they want to start winning games.
- The COVID Protocol list is getting longer and more talented every day for the Washington Capitals. T.J. Oshie is the latest addition, the team announced today. The star forward joins fellow top-six scorers Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov, as well as Nic Dowd, Garnet Hathaway, and Trevor van Riemsdyk in the protocol. Yet, the Capitals are moving forward with their game against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night.
- The Kings will also be down a man on Sunday due to Coronavirus, as center Phillip Danault has been added to the COVID Protocol, the team announced. They too have a star-studded COVID list, with Drew Doughty and Calvin Petersen also sidelined due to the virus.