Boqvist, DeBrincat placed in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The NHL introduced Monday afternoon that Blackhawks defenseman Adam Boqvist and ahead Alex DeBrincat have been positioned on the league’s COVID-19 protocol checklist. Neither participant will likely be obtainable to observe, journey or take part in video games till they’re cleared to return.
This doesn’t essentially imply Boqvist and DeBrincat have examined optimistic for the virus; it might be shut contact with somebody who did take a look at optimistic or exhibiting signs, amongst different causes. The NHL and NHLPA mutually agreed to reveal the names of the gamers on the protocol checklist, however not the reasoning for it.
Here is a full clarification:
“Persevering with for the stability of the 2020-21 season, the NHL is sharing the names of Gamers who’re “unavailable” to the Membership (to observe, journey or play in video games) because of COVID protocols. Such “COVID Protocol Associated Absences” might be the results of numerous components together with, amongst others: (1) an preliminary optimistic take a look at which stays unconfirmed till confirmatory testing is accomplished pursuant to the Constructive Take a look at Protocol; (2) mandated isolation for symptomatic people pursuant to the Constructive Take a look at Protocol; (3) required quarantine as a high-risk shut contact in accordance with the Constructive Take a look at Protocol; (4) isolation based mostly on a confirmed optimistic take a look at outcome and/or; (5) quarantine for journey or different causes as outlined within the COVID-19 Protocol.”
It needs to be famous that Boqvist and DeBrincat reside collectively, which explains why each gamers are on the checklist. Boqvist has three assists in six video games for the Blackhawks this season whereas DeBrincat ranks second on the crew with six factors.
The Blackhawks are scheduled to play the Nashville Predators on Tuesday and Wednesday earlier than returning to Chicago to host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday and Sunday.
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