NHL's COVID-protocol-related absences: Feb. 25, 2021
Flyers right wing Travis Konecny is among the players in the COVID protocol. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Each day, the NHL will publicly release the list of players that are unavailable to their respective teams due to being in COVID-19 Protocol. Although the league is still waiting on a report from the Flames, here are the rest of the results:

Calgary – TBA
NY Rangers – Kaapo Kakko, K’Andre Miller
Ottawa – Ryan Dzingel
Philadelphia – Travis Konecny, Scott Laughton, Oskar Lindblom
San Jose – Tomas Hertl

As a reminder, inclusion on this list does not mean that a player has tested positive for coronavirus or even that they have been confirmed as a close contact to another positive person. Included in the NHL’s list of possible reasons for someone being on the list is are the following:

"(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."

Players removed today: Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers have cleared one more player off their board and are inching their way to having a full contingent again.

Really the best news of the day is that Hertl remains alone on the Sharks list. The league preemptively postponed Thursday night’s game against the Golden Knights after he entered the protocol and hopefully any spread has been contained.

*denotes new addition

This article first appeared on Pro Hockey Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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