Here are your links for today:
Lot of guys still on the list as of Sunday:
#NJDevils on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list today:— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) February 7, 2021
Bastian; Bratt; Comrie; Gusev; Hughes; Johnsson; Kulikov; Kuokkanen; McLeod; Palmieri; Severson; Sharangovich; Smith; Tennyson; Vatanen; Zacha; Zajac
Sami Vatanen comes off. Eric Comrie goes on. List stays at 16.
ICYMI: Here’s the list of schedule changes involving the Devils. The plan, at least at this point, is for the Devils to return on Thursday. Get ready for ... a bunch of games down the stretch. [NHL]
And ICYMI: Binghamton’s first game of the season should be tonight. If you’re jonesing for some hockey, you should be able to watch tonight’s game for free as part of the AHL Opening Weekend. Check out watchtheahl.com for details.
Our first two games have been rescheduled. pic.twitter.com/zjxaVOCnMd— Binghamton Devils (@BingDevils) February 5, 2021
It appears the league is indeed moving toward adding rapid COVID-19 testing to its protocols in an effort to catch more cases. [Sportsnet]
Interesting piece here from Jeff Veillette looking around the league at how penalties and power plays are distributed: [Faceoff Circle]
After a nice start to the season for Wayne Simmonds, it sounds like he’ll miss some significant time:
Not liking what I’m hearing on Wayne Simmonds. Could be six weeks...just brutal, was having such a strong season in return home.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 7, 2021
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