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Darren Helm And Christian Djoos Unavailable Due To COVID Protocol

NEW YORK (Jan. 13, 2021) – The National Hockey League today released the list of Players who are unavailable to play or practice on January 13, 2021, in accordance with the League’s COVID Protocols.

Beginning today, and continuing for the balance of the season, the NHL will be sharing the names of Players who are “unavailable” to the Club (to practice, travel or play in games) due to COVID protocols. Such “COVID Protocol Related Absences” can be the result of a number of factors including, among others: (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.

 

The League will maintain a dedicated list, to be launched later this week on media.nhl.com, which will be updated daily to reflect the Players on each Club that are unavailable to practice or play due to a COVID Protocol Related Absence – no additional detail will be provided either by the League or the Club, including the precise reason the Player is unavailable or how long he might be out.

 

COVID Protocol Related Absences – Jan. 13, 2021:

 

Anaheim - none

 

Arizona – Lawson Crouse

 

Boston - Karson Kuhlman

 

Buffalo - none

 

Calgary - none

 

Carolina - none

 

Chicago - none

 

Colorado – Erik Johnson

 

Columbus – Mikko Koivu

 

Dallas – will be released prior to its first game

 

Detroit – Darren Helm, Christian Djoos

 

Edmonton – Gaetan Haas; James Neal

 

Florida – Markus Nutivaara

 

Los Angeles – Cal Petersen; Kurtis MacDermid; Sean Walker

 

Minnesota – Alex Stalock

 

Montreal - none

 

Nashville – Mikael Granlund; Luca Sbisa

 

New Jersey - none

 

NY Islanders - none

 

NY Rangers – Justin Richards

 

Ottawa - none

 

Philadelphia – Shayne Gostisbehere

 

Pittsburgh – Kasperi Kapanen

 

San Jose – Max Letunov

 

St. Louis - none

 

Tampa Bay - none

 

Toronto - none

 

Vancouver – Jordie Benn; J.T. Miller

 

Vegas - none

 

Washington - none

 

Winnipeg – Nikolaj Ehlers

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Paul's avatar

Stephen Whyno tweet,

NHL released list of players unavailable because of Covid protocols. We’ll get this daily. Won’t give specifics. So it could be a positive, or potential exposure or quarantine, etc.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/13/21 at 06:35 PM ET

Paul's avatar

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

“As simple as I can put it, I’m just looking for improvement,” Yzerman said.

The Red Wings had the NHL’s worst record last season and struggled mightily all season.

So Yzerman, during this long, pandemic-driven offseason, went to work acquiring or signing veteran free agents to short-term deals, to improve the roster and enable young players to continue maturing.

It’s the young players Yzerman will keep a specific eye on.

“As a team, we want to be better,” Yzerman said. “Certainly we’re expecting our younger players to be improved. They’re a year more mature and experienced and hopefully stronger and explosive and a little better conditioned.

“Again, we just to see improvement. We’re trying to progress and if we can be better in every area, I don’t know what our point total will be or where we’ll finish in the standings, but throughout the whole organization we’re looking at improvement.”

read on

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/13/21 at 08:15 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Dallas – will be released prior to its first game

Haha wow

Posted by TreKronor on 01/14/21 at 09:42 AM ET

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