Some home games for Canadian teams postponed
Elliott Friedman: The NHL will look to protect the revenues of Canadian teams where they are having limited seating. Some home games that are in early January could be postponed and shuffled around.
The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks aren’t expected to have any home games moved, and the Montreal Canadiens could have the most.
Pierre LeBrun: The Winnipeg Jets will also have games moved.
NHL Public Relations: Nine Canadian home games have been postponed.
The Canadiens home game against the Bruins on January 12th will now be played in Boston with a makeup game for the Canadiens to be announced later.
NHL/NHLPA talking about adjusting quarantine protocols
Elliotte Friedman: The NHL and NHLPA are talking about the CDC COVID protocols and the reduction of quarantine time.
Emily Kaplan: The NHL and NHLPA have talked about allowing asymptomatic players to return early according to sources.
The CDC has shortened the quarantine period. The NBA has adjusted their quarantine time.
Elliotte Friedman: The NBA announced that vaccinated and asymptomatic players could possibly exit quarantine in six days.
Islanders – Red Wings postponed
New York Islanders: Tonight’s Islanders – Detroit Red Wings games has been postponed.
In COVID protocol
Arizona Coyotes PR: Forwards Travis Boyd and Matias Maccelli are in COVID protocol.
Peter Baugh: Colorado Avalanche forward Darren Helm in COVID protocol.
David Alter: Toronto Maple Leafs players still in COVID protocol – David Kampf, Ilya Mikheyev, Peter Mrazek and Rasmus Sandin (Dec. 21st), Morgan Rielly (Dec. 23rd), William Nylander (Dec. 24th) and Jake Muzzin (Dec. 26th).
Out of COVID protocol
Peter Baugh: Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri is out of COVID protocol.
Jameson Olive: Florida Panthers out of COVID protocol are Mackenzie Weegar, Owen Tippett and Eetu Luostarinen.
San Jose Sharks: Forward Tomas Hertl is out of COVID protocol.