Jaroslav Halak has been placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol, the Vancouver Canucks announced Saturday morning.
The Canucks also recalled goaltender Spencer Martin from the taxi squad. Martin is 5-0-2 with a 2.24 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in seven appearances with the Abbotsford Canucks of the American Hockey League.
Transactions: Canucks announce that Jaroslav Halak has been placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol and Spencer Martin has been recalled from the taxi squad.
— Canucks PR (@CanucksPR) January 15, 2022
Vancouver will play at the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, and Washington Capitals on Sunday, which could lead to Martin’s first NHL start since February 1, 2017, as a member of the Colorado Avalanche.
Martin, 26, is 0-2-1 with a 4.35 goals-against average and .865 save percentage in three NHL games.
Halak is 1-4-2 this season and is two appearances away from a $1.25 million bonus.