Well, Tyson Jost just was announced as a player who had to join the NHL’s Coronavirus protocol list. Here’s what the league says about the nature of this list:
Continuing for the balance of the 2020-21 season, the NHL is sharing the names of Players who are “unavailable” to the Club (to practice, travel or play in games) due to COVID protocols. Such “COVID Protocol Related Absences” can be the result of a number of factors including, among others: (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.
No additional detail will be provided either by the League or the Club, including the precise reason the Player is unavailable or how long he might be out. On game days, teams have until 5 p.m. local time to report their results.
Six Wild players are currently on the list as well. They are: Nick Bjugstad; Nick Bonino; Joel Eriksson Ek; Marcus Foligno; Marcus Johansson; Jared Spurgeon.
I have asked a higher-up from the NHL whether tomorrow’s game will be scrubbed, and he/she said they don’t have an answer yet. I would say things look highly iffy, though. Jost becomes the fourth Avs player to have been on the coronavirus protocol list.
More as it develops…