Flyers’ Hart unavailable with illness, Willman added to COVID-19 protocol

FILE - Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) is shown during an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Philadelphia, in this Sunday, April 11, 2021, file photo. Hart signed a three-year, $11.9 million contract, a sign the Flyers still believe in the one-time franchise goalie. (Derik Hamilton/AP)

The Philadelphia Flyers have added forward Max Willman and a staff member to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

The team also announced that goaltender Carter Hart is not available for Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Senators with an undetermined illness.

Willman is the second Flyers player placed in COVID-19 protocol after Morgan Frost was added on Tuesday.

Philadelphia last played Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens, who had no fans in attendance after a request from Quebec public health officials.

The Flyers recalled goaltender Felix Sandstrom on emergency conditions from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League.

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