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
The Capitals are already down two players in the league’s COVID protocol: center Nic Dowd, who was placed on the list on Friday, and defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk who was added the following day.
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
Anyone who thinks this pandemic is over just needs to watch our boys dropping like flies:(:(. 4 so far and every couple days now 🤬🤬
Cause we werent plagued enough by injuries, right?!
Not sayin they havent responded miraculously and proud of each and every one…just dont like seeing them getting sick and tired of COVID still in charge 😢😢