In and out of COVID protocol
Flames games postponed
NHL.com: The Calgary Flames put six players and one training staff in COVID protocol and three games this week were postponed. Testing positive were Elias Lindholm, Andrew Mangiapane, Brad Richardson, Adam Ruzicka, Christopher Tanev and Nikita Zadorov.
“All that information goes to the league, and they make those decisions,” Treliving said. “A lot of teams have dealt with this — we’ve all been dealing with it for the last couple of years — but I think with some of the situations, as it’s been explained to me by the League, teams may have one or two one day, then another one, and over the course of a week or so, it has escalated. This one, we went from nothing on Saturday to seven on Sunday.
“So ultimately the League made the decision that we’ll pause and see how we progress here.”
Eric Francis: Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving on the players and staff who have tested positive.
“All asymptomatic at this point. I’m always careful saying that, as I haven’t spoken in the last couple hours. We’re testing families too. Wives, girlfriends, kids – we’re careful with all them. It starts to spider web.”
Eric Francis: “Flames who tested positive are required in Alberta to isolate a full 10 days at minimum. That’s 10 days AFTER symptoms emerge. Players so far are asymptomatic, which is still 10 days. If team returns to play Saturday it would do so without top goal scorer, top centre and top d-man.”