Despite trying to mitigate the challenges of staging a season during a pandemic, with a shortened 56-game regular season with only divisional play, the NHL has seen quite a few players miss time as a result of COVID-19. When a player is out, he lands on the COVID-19 protocol list, but a positive test isn’t required to wind up on the list. Some players have tested positive COVID-19 while some may have just been exposed to someone that has tested positive among other factors.
Players that have appeared on the league’s COVID-19 Protocols List can be the result of several factors including:
An initial positive test which remains unconfirmed until confirmatory testing is completed pursuant to the Positive Test ProtocolMandated isolation for symptomatic individuals pursuant to the Positive Test ProtocolRequired quarantine as a high-risk close contact in accordance with the Positive Test ProtocolIsolation based on a confirmed positive test resultQuarantine for travel or other reasons as outlined in the COVID-19 Protocol
The Vancouver Canucks are one of the teams that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19 during the 2021 season. The Canucks have had 22 players and an additional four staff members test positive for COVID-19 since March 30. The team’s games have been postponed through April 16 to give the team more time to recover and prepare to return to play.
In addition, the Buffalo Sabres had six games postponed as a result of COVID-19 protocols while the New Jersey Devils had five games postponed earlier this season.
Here’s a closer look at which players have missed time and how many games they’ve missed as a result of COVID-19.
Anaheim DucksArizona CoyotesBoston BruinsBuffalo SabresCarolina HurricanesChicago BlackhawksColorado AvalancheColumbus Blue JacketsDallas StarsDetroit Red WingsEdmonton OilersFlorida PanthersLos Angeles KingsMinnesota WildMontreal CanadiensNashville PredatorsNew Jersey DevilsNew York IslandersNew York RangersOttawa SenatorsJacob Bernard-Docker (4 games)Ryan Dzingel (6 games)Shane Pinto (4 games)Philadelphia FlyersPittsburgh PenguinsSan Jose SharksSt. Louis BluesTampa Bay LightningToronto Maple LeafsNick Foligno (2 games) *currently on NHL’s COVID-19 Protocols ListBen Hutton (1 game) *currently on NHL’s COVID-19 Protocols ListRiley Nash (2 games) *currently on NHL’s COVID-19 Protocols ListWilliam Nylander (4 games) *currently on NHL’s COVID-19 Protocols ListVancouver CanucksVegas Golden KnightsWashington CapitalsWinnipeg Jets
Published: 2021-04-15 22:57:05
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