Ilya Samsonov Is On COVID-19 Protocol List

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette met with the media following the team’s morning skate on Friday. In the call he said that both Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Samsonov are on the league’s COVID-19 protocol list.

It was announced earlier in the week that Evgeny Kuznetsov was added to the league’s COVID-19 protocol list, but the status of Ilya Samsonov was still unknown. Both were placed on the list in January for nearly a month. It was later reported that Samsonov tested positive for COVID-19.

Both players were benched for the game against the Rangers on May 3 for violating team rules. It was later announced that Kuznetsov was placed on the league’s COVID-19-protocol list, but less was known about Samsonov’s continued absence from the team.

While Samsonov was reported to have COVID-19 earlier in January, It is believed that league protocol still requires players to be added to the list if they come in close contact with a potential positive case, or if they violate prescribed testing protocols, although the specific reason both players were added to the list is still unknown at this time.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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4 Responses to Ilya Samsonov Is On COVID-19 Protocol List

  1. Anonymous says:

    What a waste of a season for Sammy. Hopefully he gets his act together.

  2. NCinDC says:

    The Russian boys need to tighten it up but no trades here pls. Kuzi a top talent all day and game changer when healthy and Ilya will show some grit in the playoffs for us. Here we go…

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