Senators place Nick Holden in COVID-19 protocol, recall Erik Brannstrom

Ottawa Senators defenseman Nick Holden (5) works around the stick of Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, in Dallas (Ray Carlin/AP).

The Ottawa Senators have placed defenceman Nick Holden in COVID-19 protocol, the team announced on Sunday.

Also going into COVID-19 protocol is Senators assistant coach Jack Capuano. As a result, Ottawa is recalling 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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