Senators cancel Monday's practice for precautionary reasons

Ottawa Senators' Tim Stützle (18) skates to the bench with an unknown injury while taking on the Dallas Stars during second period NHL action. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

The Ottawa Senators have cancelled Monday's practice for precautionary reasons, the team announced.

Ottawa placed defenceman Nick Holden and associate coach Jack Capuano in COVID-19 protocol on Sunday. As a result, the Senators recalled defenceman Erik Brannstrom from its AHL-affiliate Belleville Senators.

Forward Austin Watson entered the protocol on Friday.

Holden has played 10 games this season for the Senators, recording one assist. Brannstrom has one goal and two assists through nine games played with Belleville. In 2020-21, Brannstrom played 30 games with the Senators, posting two goals and 11 assists.

The Senators next play on Tuesday when they travel to take on the Boston Bruins.

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