NHL releases the names of 22 players out due to protocol

Including Miller, Ehlers, Kapanen, Granlund and Stalock.


This just in, the NHL has released its first daily list of "Players Unavailable Due to COVID Protocol". 

Check it out:

COVID Protocol Related Absences – Jan. 13, 2021:

Anaheim – none

Arizona – Lawson Crouse

Boston – Karson Kuhlman

Buffalo – none

Calgary – none

Carolina – none

Chicago – none

Colorado – Erik Johnson

Columbus – Mikko Koivu

Dallas – will be released prior to its first game

Detroit – Christian Djoos; Darren Helm

Edmonton – Gaetan Haas; James Neal

Florida – Markus Nutivaara

Los Angeles – Kurtis MacDermid; Cal Petersen; Sean Walker

Minnesota – Alex Stalock

Montreal – none

Nashville – Mikael Granlund; Luca Sbisa

New Jersey – none

NY Islanders – none

NY Rangers – Justin Richards

Ottawa – none

Philadelphia – Shayne Gostisbehere

Pittsburgh – Kasperi Kapanen

San Jose – Max Letunov

St. Louis – none

Tampa Bay – none

Toronto – none

Vancouver – Jordie Benn; J.T. Miller

Vegas – none

Washington – none

Winnipeg – Nikolaj Ehlers

Now, this does not mean that these players in fact have COVID-19, it merely means that they are following through the league's COVID-19 protocol. This could mean they have tested positive, they have tested false-negative, they have come into contact with someone who has COVID or really any combination of the above.