More players, including Claude Giroux, added to protocol list as NHL cancels more games



It all started when Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim was placed on the NHL COVID-19 protocol list Sunday, prior to a 7-4 win at Washington. Medical experts from the NHL and NHLPA required all Flyers players, coaches and staff members to receive POC tests before the game. It was just Sanheim, but then more players joined him. 

Captain Claude Giroux and defenseman Justin Braun join Sanheim as Philadelphia players on NHL COVID list. The NHL announced earlier on Tuesday that the game between the Flyers and Washington Capitals scheduled for tonight has been postponed. 

The update on NHL COVID-19 protocol list reads as follows on Tuesday: the Devils have 19 players; Sabres 9; Wild up to 12 with addition of Cam Talbot. Capitals’ Jakub Vrana no longer on it.

The Flyers are next scheduled to play at the New York Rangers on Sunday with games at the New Jersey Devils scheduled for Thursday and Saturday previously postponed.

The NHL has postponed 32 games during the 2020-21 season. Two were postponed prior to its start. The St. Louis Blues will play at the Arizona Coyotes on Friday at 9 p.m. ET, a game rescheduled from April 15. Their game Saturday was moved from 7 p.m. ET to 8 p.m. ET.