In accordance with Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman, former Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby was amongst 5 gamers from the Vancouver Canucks added to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol record on Friday. Defenseman Alexander Edler, defenseman Quinn Hughes, ahead Zach MacEwen, and ahead Antoine Roussel, and a participant that’s on their taxi squad have been additionally added.
Per the NHL’s press launch, the rationale a participant is listed as “unavailable” on account of COVID protocols consists of: (1) an preliminary optimistic check which stays unconfirmed till confirmatory testing is accomplished; (2) mandated isolation for symptomatic people; (3) required quarantine as a high-risk shut contact; (4) isolation primarily based on a confirmed optimistic check consequence and/or; (5) quarantine for journey or different causes.
Defenseman Travis Hamonic and middle Adam Gaudette, who’ve each examined optimistic for COVID-19, have been already on the record.
The NHL introduced on Thursday that every one Canucks video games by means of Tuesday have been postponed. The Canucks are focusing on to return on Thursday on the Calgary Flames.
4 Canucks video games have been postponed to this point they usually haven’t performed since March 24, a 5-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
The Canucks entered Friday six factors behind the Montreal Canadiens for fourth place within the North Division standings, although the Canadiens have three video games in hand on them. They’re presently tied with the Flames for fifth.
Holtby, who’s 4-6-2 with an .894 save share and a 3.57 goals-against common in simply 12 video games in his first season with the Canucks after 12 years within the Capitals’ system, has performed in just one recreation since March 3 and two since February 22.
By Harrison Brown