Blackhawks' Beaudin, Carpenter among four players added to NHL's COVID-19 list

Chicago Blackhawks center Ryan Carpenter, left, and Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

The Chicago Blackhawks' Nicolas Beaudin and Ryan Carpenter, the Los Angeles Kings' Blake Lizotte, and the New Jersey Devils' Connor Carrick have all been added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list Saturday, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.

This comes after the Blackhawks cancelled practice earlier on Saturday "out of an abundance of caution due to potential exposure of COVID-19."

Chicago already had three players on the COVID-19 protocol list — Alex DeBrincat, Adam Boqvist and Lucas Wallmark. The team's next game is scheduled for Sunday at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

There are a multitude of factors that can lead to a player being added to the COVID-19 protocol list, including an initial positive test that requires follow-up confirmation, mandatory isolation for persons exhibiting symptoms, required quarantine after being a high-risk close contact of another individual who received a positive test, isolation after a confirmed positive test result, and quarantine for travel.

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