Oilers and Habs all told to go home after Puljujarvi added to NHL's protocol list

Plus tons of more action concerning the NHL's updated protocol list.


In case you missed the news earlier today, the Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens had their game tonight postponed by one hour in order for the NHL to confirm COVID-19 test results.

Now the news comes out that Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi has been added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list for players that have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have come into contact with another individual who has tested positive. Puljujarvi, it's worth noting, is the only Oilers forward added to today's list.

The team now awaits further test results to found out the fate of tonight's game.

This comes just a day after the NHL faced severe fan backlash for allowing the Vegas Golden Knights and Anaheim Ducks to play on Tuesday evening, despite the fact that all of the players hadn't had their daily test results confirmed. As luck would have it, Golden Knights forward Tomas Nosek's test results came back during the 2nd period of that game and sure enough he tested positive. In effect, the NHL rolled the dice on Nosek and they lost. Tonight's rescheduling is clearly an attempt to address further situations like this.

Incidentally, Philadelphia Flyers forwards Jakub Voracek and Morgan Frost have also been added to the list along with New York Rangers forward Filip Chytil and Florida Panthers forward Anthony Duclair.