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Forwards Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele will miss Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators as they are both remaining in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols.
#NHLJets forwards Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele remain in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol and will not play in tonight’s game.— Winnipeg Jets PR (@WpgJetsPR) October 23, 2021
The duo missed the Jets' home opener against the Anaheim Ducks earlier in the week.
Wheeler was symptomatic and tested positive on Monday, meaning he will have to quarantine for a minimum of 10 days from his test date. Scheifele tested positive Tuesday but is asymptomatic. He needs to stay that way and produce two straight negative tests before returning to the team.
Goalie Matt Murray will get the start between the pipes Saturday afternoon against the visiting New York Ranges. Rookie centre Shane Pinto, who left Thursday's game against the San Jose Sharks with an upper-body injury, is expected to miss at least the next five games, according to head coach DJ Smith.
New York Rangers
Alexandar Georgiev will start in net in Saturday's matinee with the Ottawa Senators, head coach Gerard Gallant anounced.
Meanwhile, Gallant also said that forward Kaapo Kakko skated again on Friday and is progressing well. He was placed on the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury retroactive to last Saturday.
Penguins defenceman Kris Letang has entered the league's COVID-19 protocols and will not play Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Tristan Jarry will start in net.
Kris Letang is in COVID protocol and will not play tonight.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 23, 2021
Coach Sullivan on Letang: "He is not a confirmed positive. He has had a positive test. He is in the process of confirmatory tests, and that's part of the protocol."
Read more about the latest from Pittsburgh here.
The Blackhawks announced that forwards Patrick Kane and Ryan Carpenter and defenceman Erik Gustafsson will not practice Saturday due to the league's COVID-19 protocol.
MEDICAL UPDATE: Forwards Ryan Carpenter and Patrick Kane and defenseman Erik Gustafsson will not practice today (Covid-19 Protocol).— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) October 23, 2021
Read more about the situation here.