Evgeny Kuznetsov will be out of action for at least the next four games after being put on the NHL's COVID Protocol Related Absence list.
Kuznetsov, Alex Ovechkin, Ilya Samsonov and Dmitry Orlov have been placed in quarantine due to NHL health and safety protocols. The group was put on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol-related absence list Wednesday after it was determined they were in a hotel room together, which is a violation of COVID-19 protocols. "Right now the players are in quarantine and, at this point, I believe it's four games and then under review and so we'll go from there," coach Peter Laviolette said. "There'll probably be an announcement at some point, but I believe we're looking at that and we'll look at everything." It's Laviolette's understanding that there "was a positive case and, through their tracing and their tracking, the players were honest with what they did. I don't know the exact chain myself of how things happened, but there was a determination that there were four players that were close contacts and from there they now have to quarantine." Jan 21 1:56 pm (EST)
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