Capitals’ Oshie Placed On COVID-19 Protocol

The Washington Capitals announced on Sunday that right-wing T.J. Oshie was placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

Center Evgeny Kuznetsov, center Nicklas Backstrom, and right-wing Garnet Hathaway are also in COVID-19 protocol. Center Nic Dowd and defenseman Trevor Van Riemsdyk are expected to suit up against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington in-market, ESPN+ out-of-market) after missing Friday’s 5-2 win over the Winninpeg Jets due to Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions. Both returned against the Blackhawks after missing four games with COVID-19.

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.

Oshie has four goals and 11 points in 14 games this season but has missed 16 games due to two different lower-body injuries.

25 NHL games have been postponed due to COVID-19 in the last week. The Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Nashville Predators, and Colorado Avalanche were all shut down through Christmas due to the virus this weekend.

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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9 Responses to Capitals’ Oshie Placed On COVID-19 Protocol

  1. DC Scappeli says:

    wow, this is crazy if it’s the new variant that is getting everyone. ☹ Hope all are safe, but even Fucale I heard was placed on covid protocols in Hershey, so he must have gotten it from being around the Caps and staff?

  2. Leslie says:

    Sorry but it’s time to start cancelling games. Clearly not one bit safe for our team and also ridiculous to have teams playing with no NHL players 🤬😢

  3. Anonymous says:

    this isnt the new variant yet. this is just cold weather plus the vaccines only working against severity of symptoms and not doing as much for transmission

  4. Don says:

    There is no Anything ‘getting’ anyone. Why is this ‘Thing’ only happening on tv(and sports)? The tests are inaccurate showing 75% false positives. The reason the ‘tests’ cannot distinguish between a flu and coronavirus is because it is the SAME thing. A flu is not an illness, it is what our body does to release toxins. Toxins develop from bringing them into our bodies by eating them, drinking them, breathing them, or just from stress.

    The original name of the FDA was the Bureau of Chemicals. We are no longer eating food, but chemicals. Fluoride is in our drinking water. It is a lie that it is intended for our teeth. Fluoride is a metal that breaks the blood brain barrier and calcifies on the pineal gland. It is poisonous. Chemicals are poisonous. They are put in our food and water intentionally to poison us. They spray our skies intentionally with Chemtrails to poison us.

    This world is not what you thought it was. We are and have always been the enemy. They refer to us as Useless Eaters. They aim to control us and ultimately kill us. Good luck with those vaccines and those masks. 0 studies show masks are beneficial. 34 studies show masks are harmful. We are controlled they deceptive words and language(along with signs and symbols). For example, the word inflation used to mean something, now (if you look up it’s current definition) it does NOT include food nor energy(gas, electricity, etc). Wtf! That is all we are spending money on! The flu used to have its definition…now coronavirus has the same definition…PLUS pneumonia, cold, car crash, …, as long as you write down coronavirus, the Doctor receives $13,000 as a bonus. If that client does, they get $39,000. What’s more important to the Doctor? His family’s financial situation or the random client?

    This ‘breakout’ is NOT happening in you family, your church, your job, your children’s school, your grocery stores. NOWHERE…just on tv and in sports!!! It is because millions of people watch them, so it becomes very convincing that it is real. Sports are absolutely CONTROLLED!!! We are in a War! I fight every day to try to awaken people. Get off the tv, and start doing the research of the Facts!

  5. Bethany says:

    Oshie’s sister in law who essentially lives with them is vocal about being anti-vaccine. I love him as much as the next person but maybe these players need to be more careful about who they surround themselves with. 🤷‍♀️

  6. Don says:

    Fools bash the messenger when they CANNOT bash the message. I give e facts, and of course, blindly follow the masses into the slaughter. How clever to pretend to be me and off my medications. Medication(vaccines) are what is poisoning us, along with synthetic chemicals in our food, water, and air.

    Me- never worn a mask, never will get vaccinated, NEVER sick. I touch everything and everywhere. No hand sanitizer EVER. Yes, poisons in our cleaning products as well. Any chance you are getting sick from the poisons, and not from something that is invisible? No proof exists anywhere of its existence. Show the link, ‘Don’? Present the facts of the existence! None. Tv is not proof. Go ahead with your vaccine, your mask, and shove the 6” stick toward your brain. I’m not against you doing it…I won’t.

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