Kraken captain Mark Giordano out of lineup due to COVID-19 protocol

Philadelphia Flyers' Scott Laughton, left, and Seattle Kraken's Mark Giordano chase down a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/AP)

The Seattle Kraken announced captain Mark Giordano is out of the lineup Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning due to COVID-19 protocol.

Giordano, 38, hadn't missed a game yet for the expansion franchise with three goals and four assists in 19 contests this season.

Seattle sits in last place in the Pacific Division with a 6-12-1 record.

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