Sheldon Keefe and Jack Campbell were added to the NHL COVID-19 convention by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday later they had two games delayed before in the day.
Toronto’s down at the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday was delayed, just like its game Sunday at the Seattle Kraken.
The NHL declared Sunday that the Maple Leafs game against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday was delayed as a feature of a concurrence with the NHL Players’ Association to defer all games including get line travel through the occasion break.
Later on Sunday, the NHL said Toronto would stop all group exercises through the break, which runs Dec. 24-26.
Keefe, the Maple Leafs mentor, and Campbell, their beginning goalie, were added to convention Saturday alongside defensemen TJ Brodie and Travis Dermott, and right hand Spencer Carbery. Advances Alexander Kerfoot, Wayne Simmonds, Jason Spezza and John Tavares were set into convention Friday.
Maple Leafs players and faculty who tried negative for the Covid were booked to get back to Toronto on Saturday.
“Everyone in the voyaging party had PCR nasal swab tests performed on Monday morning in Edmonton and that large number of tests returned as negative and we had no players with any side effects or any sickness on Monday,” Dubas said Saturday. “… We remained an extra night in Edmonton on Tuesday night and afterward traveled to Vancouver on Wednesday. … Early [Friday] morning Vancouver time, I got a call from our clinical chief, Dr. Noah Forman, illuminating me that two regarding our players had tried positive for COVID on the earlier day’s PCR tests that were acted in Vancouver, and we promptly then dropped practice … We played out one more round of PCR and fast antigen testing … furthermore were educated final evening that we had two extra players, their PCR tests had returned positive outcomes.
“… Two of the four players are completely asymptomatic; one of the four had some gentle indications toward the start, and those have disseminated; and one has some fever and chills and body hurts.”
The Maple Leafs last played Dec. 14, a 5-1 win at the Edmonton Oilers. Their game Thursday at the Calgary Flames additionally was delayed.
“Since we dropped practice Friday we haven’t been all together,” Dubas said. “The four people, I’ve addressed them and each appear to be feeling great and progressing nicely. I think everybody is a little anxious and uncertain what’s going on.”
The NHL has deferred 40 games this season because of COVID-19 worries.
The Flames, Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers each had their games deferred through the occasion break Friday, as did the Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators on Saturday followed by the Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
“It has not been raised to us stopping the League totally,” Dubas said. “I’m confident that is excessive, but rather consistently is another day and it’s difficult to express what tomorrow will acquire terms of the development of this infection.”