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Covid Quarantine Circus

01/11/2022 at 8:58am EST

via Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

It will be 15 days since Boeser last played — he tested positive Dec. 28 — and his run of five goals in a six-game span last month seems like so long ago. It’s why his body language and tone were noticeably different when the normally-upbeat winger addressed his quarantine quagmire.

“It wasn’t great,” he said. “Obviously, to quarantine five days (Anaheim) and to come back (Vancouver), there was a lot of miscommunication on what was agreed on and with what actually happened. I then quarantined another five days and they still wanted us to quarantine more.

“I know the other guys (Justin Dowling, Phil Di Giuseppe) are still stuck (in quarantine) until Wednesday and I feel really bad for them. It’s just a really crappy scenario.

“It’s just frustrating. We quarantined like we were supposed to. I’m not sure exactly who talked to the (federal) government and told us we got the OK to just quarantine another five days, so that’s 10 days. Now, the government made them (Dowling, Di Giuseppe) quarantine another 10 (on top of the original five), so that’s 15 days.

“That’s way too long, especially when quarantines have been reduced to five days for almost everyone. I don’t think that’s really great for them.

“We wouldn’t have flown back if we knew that situation was going to happen — we would have all stayed (in the U.S). I feel terrible for the guys who are still locked up. I know in other years, they (NHL) worked with the government and figured everything out, and now it’s confusing.”

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