Flames COVID-19 list reaches 30 after three added Thursday

Dec 16 2021, 4:16 pm

Dillon Dube, Oliver Kylington, and one support staff member entered COVID protocols Thursday morning, pushing the total list of Calgary Flames members to 30.

In all, 18 players, three coaches, and eight support staff have reportedly been placed in the protocol.Ā 

Forwards Johnny Gaudreau, Milan Lucic, Sean Monahan, Elias Lindholm, Andrew Mangiapane, Brad Richardson, Adam Ruzicka, Byron Froese, Tyler Pitlick and Trevor Lewis, defensemen Chris Tanev, Nikita Zadorov and Noah Hanifin, Rasmus Andersson and Erik Gudbranson and goaltender Jacob Markstrom are already in protocol, as are coaches Darryl Sutter, Kirk Muller, and Ryan Huska.

Only Matthew Tkachuk,Ā Dan Vladar,Ā Blake Coleman,Ā Michael Stone, andĀ Mikael BacklundĀ remain off the list as of Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, the Flames had all gameplay postponed to next week.Ā 

ā€œAs an appropriate precaution, the teamā€™s training facilities will remain closed for players until further notice,ā€ the NHL said in a release Wednesday. ā€œThe league is in the process of reviewing and revising the Flamesā€™ regular season schedule and will provide a further update next week.ā€

The FlamesĀ added three members to the listĀ on Tuesday after anĀ initial six on SundayĀ forced the cancellation of three games. Seven players, three coaches, and seven support staff were added to COVID-19 protocols Wednesday morning.

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