Devils lose Hischier, Graves to COVID-19 protocol vs. Islanders

New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (13) skates with the puck in front of Washington Capitals left wing Conor Sheary (73) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP)

New Jersey Devils centre Nico Hischier and defenceman Ryan Graves are out for Saturday's game against the New York Islanders after being placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.

The team announced the move on Twitter before the game.

Hischier is third in team scoring with three goals and 13 assists for 16 points in 25 games. Graves has three goals and seven assists for 10 points in 25 games.

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