It’s back to the future time again for the NHL, its players, staff, officials – everyone associated with the game. The league, along with the NHLPA, announced Covid protocols that are essentially the same as last season.
I can tell you that everybody is extremely frustrated by this happening again. Everybody thought getting vaccinated would prevent this kind of thing from having to be put in place again. But here we are.
Here are screen grabs from the NHL’s release. These are in effect through Jan. 7, when they’ll be “reassessed.”
There is a lot of talk that the entire league might go on pause until after the holidays, but as of right now, that hasn’t happened yet.
But don’t be surprised.