Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway is unavailable due to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol the team announced on Monday morning.
#Caps forward Garnet Hathaway is unavailable due to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 6, 2021
Per an NHL’s press release from last season, the reason a player is listed as “unavailable” due to COVID-19 protocol includes: (1) an initial positive test which remains unconfirmed until confirmatory testing is completed; (2) mandated isolation for symptomatic individuals; (3) required quarantine as a high-risk close contact; (4) isolation based on a confirmed positive test result and/or; (5) quarantine for travel or other reasons.
The Capitals host the Anaheim Ducks at Capital One Arena Monday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington, NHL Network).
By Della Young