The Calgary Flames will have at least three games postponed after six players and one staff member entered the NHL's COVID protocol.
#Flames Roster Update: Elias Lindholm, Andrew Mangiapane, Brad Richardson, Adam Ruzicka, Chris Tanev, Nikita Zadorov, and a member of the training staff have entered the NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) December 13, 2021
Monday's game in Chicago, Tuesday's in Nashville and Thursday's versus Toronto are now postponed.
Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports the Flames did not travel to Chicago because of COVID concerns.
Flames, concerned about border issues, did not travel to Chicago. If they had, players/staff who tested positive would not have been able to come back to Canada without lengthy quarantine. https://t.co/5yzN0G9qxK
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 13, 2021
Sportsnet's Eric Francis reports the players are not experiencing symptoms currently.
Source confirms players are asymptomatic at this point, but further testing today, obviously. https://t.co/oNlhVl6fiU
— Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) December 13, 2021
Prior to the Flames' games, the league had postponed five games this season because of COVID outbreaks -- three involving the Ottawa Senators and two with the New York Islanders.