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Capitals defenceman John Carlson is in COVID protocol and will miss Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks, it was announced Sunday.
#Caps John Carlson is unavailable due to the NHL COVID protocol.— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 16, 2022
Carlson was late to warmups Saturday against the New York Islanders as he awaited COVID-19 testing but eventually played, turning in 23:48 of ice time in Washington's 2-0 win.
Carlson has eight goals and 24 assists for 32 points in 38 games so far this season.
Meanwhile, the Capitals announced have removed defenceman Dmitry Orlov and forward Carl Hagelin from COVID protocol.
Orlov and Hagelin are out of COVID protocol— JJ Regan (@JJReganNBCS) January 16, 2022
Orlov has four goals and 13 assists in 36 games so far this season, while Hagelin has two goals and five helpers also in 36 games.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Forwards Joey Anderson and Brett Seney have been reassigned to the AHL's Toronto Marlies from the Maple Leafs' taxi squad.
Forwards Joey Anderson and Brett Seney have been reassigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) from the Maple Leafs taxi squad.— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) January 16, 2022
Anderson has zero goals and zero assists in three games so far this season while Seney has also been held without a point in two games.
The Canucks have placed forward Conor Garland in COVID protocol, it was announced on Sunday.
The Vancouver Canucks announced today that forward Conor Garland has been placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.— Canucks PR (@CanucksPR) January 16, 2022
Garland played 14:00 in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. He has 10 goals and 14 assists in 37 games so far this season.
Meanwhile, the Canucks say they have recalled goaltender Michael DiPietro from the AHL's Abbotsford Canucks to the Vancouver taxi squad.
Transaction: #Canucks recall Michael DiPietro from Abbotsford to Vancouver Taxi Squad.— Canucks PR (@CanucksPR) January 16, 2022
The 22-year-old has not played at the NHL level yet in 2021-22. He has a 3.19 goals-against average and .896 save percentage in 13 AHL games so far this season.
Goalie Jaroslav Halak was placed in COVID-19 protocol on Saturday.
The Senators have assigned defenceman Jacob Bernard-Docker to the team's taxi squad, it was announced Sunday.
Roster update: The #Sens have re-assigned defenceman Jacob Bernard-Docker to the team’s taxi squad.— Sens Communications (@Media_Sens) January 16, 2022
The 21-year-old has one assist in five games so far this season, playing 12:53 in Ottawa's 6-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night.
The Kraken announced Sunday they have placed goaltender Chris Driedger in COVID protocol.
#SeaKraken goaltender Chris Driedger is unavailable due to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.— Seattle Kraken PR (@SeattleKrakenPR) January 16, 2022
Driedger, 27, has a goals-against average of 3.18 and a save percentage of .896 in 11 games so far this season.
Forward Tyler Pitlick did not participate in practice on Sunday and is considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
The 30-year-old has two assists in 25 games so far this season.
The Blackhawks have removed defenceman Jake McCabe from COVID protocol and assigned defenceman Ian Mitchell and forward Lukas Reichel to the AHL's Rockford Icehogs, it was announced Sunday.
McCabe has three goals and six points in 32 games so far this season.
Mitchell has an assist in eight games while Reichel did not record a point in two games with the Blackhawks this season.
Additionally, forward Mike Hardman and goaltender Cale Morris have been called up to join the Blackhawks' taxi squad.
Hardman has two assists in 19 games this season while Morris has a 1-0-0 record with a .919 save percentage and 1.64 GAA in the AHL this season.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings have assigned forward Samuel Fagemo and defenceman Jacob Moverare to their taxi squad, it was announced on Sunday,
Both players did not record a point in the only game they appeared in this season.
The Wild have added forward Kyle Rau and goaltender Hunter Jones to their taxi squad, it was announced on Sunday,
Rau has not recorded a point in four games this season while Jones has a 2-2-1 record with a .910 save percentage and 2.77 GAA in the AHL this season.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets assigned goaltender Jean-Francois Berube to the AHL's Cleveland Monsters on Sunday.
The 30-year-old has a 4-4-4 record with a .912 save percentage and 2.82 GAA in the AHL this season.