The National Hockey League will operate under enhanced COVID-19 protocols until at least January 7, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Wednesday.
Enhanced protocols include indoor dining restrictions for teams on the road, mask wearing and social distancing in team facilities, and testing on non-stop days. Players also recommend that players get additional COVID-19 shots if eligible.
The NHL, like a number of other professional sports leagues, has recently seen an increase in positive cases. ONE total 18 players was included in the tournament’s COVID protocol on Tuesday and 13 more people have been added on Wednesday afternoon.
Carolina postponed Tuesday night’s game against the Minnesota Wild with six hurricanes in COVID protocol. Meanwhile, the Calgary Flames have postponed their games until December 18 as they deal with an outbreak that saw up to 16 players, three coaches and seven support staff in COVID protocol.
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