In and out of COVID protocol
Max Bultman: Dylan Larkin was pulled mid-game against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday because of his COVID results. Not all teams have the machines that give results back quickly. At home, the Red Wings are able to get their results back in about 30 minutes.
- Helene St. James: Larkin was back on the ice yesterday at TMobile Arena.
- Detroit Red Wings: Larkin had a false-positive COVID test on Tuesday.
Mike DeFabo: Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has passed Canada’s 14-day quarantine guideline and is expected to be in Toronto today for their practice ahead of Saturday’s game. He’ll be behind the bench on Saturday.
The Senators will be back on the ice soon
Bruce Garrioch: It’s looking like the Ottawa Senators might be able to get back on the ice on Saturday. They are still doing their daily COVID tests and their situation is fluid.
TSN: Chris Johnston said on Insider Trading that the Senators are getting closer to playing and their training facility remains closed.
“But the exception is that Monday’s game in Denver, which would be the first after the three that were rescheduled, was going to go ahead. And so, this has been a tough situation for the team. Obviously, they had as many as 10 players in protocol at one time, plus associate coach Jack Capuano. But the feeling now is that they’ve gone four days without any positives that they are headed in the right direction. I’d expect within a day or two that we’ll get firm clarity on that end.”
The Sharks will need to address Evander Kane soon
Get that management wants the players and coaches to just focus on who are currently there, but this is going to need addressing soon.
Bailey to waivers
Brouwer played in 851 games for the St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals, and Blackhawks.
“It was always just hard work, play physical, play hard and contribute where you can,” Brouwer said. “I was able to make sure I still played my game, and it fit what a lot of NHL teams needed, so that’s how I was able to have such a long career.”