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.

COVID Protocol Related Absences – March 31, 2021:

Anaheim – Alexander Volkov

Arizona – none

Boston – Jake DeBrusk

Buffalo – none

Calgary – none

Carolina – none

Chicago – none

Colorado – none

Columbus – none

Dallas – none

Detroit – none

Edmonton – none

Florida – none

Los Angeles – Brendan Lemieux

Minnesota – Zach Parise

Montreal – Joel Armia; Eric Staal

Nashville – none

New Jersey – none

NY Islanders – none

NY Rangers – Brett Howden

Ottawa – none

Philadelphia – none

Pittsburgh – none

San Jose – none

St. Louis – none

Tampa Bay – none

Toronto – none

Vancouver – Adam Gaudette

Vegas – none

Washington – none

Winnipeg – none