DFO Rundown: Provinces watching NHL ‘like a hawks eye’ over COVID-19

Provincial health authorities are watching the NHL “with a hawks eye” over COVID-19, Frank Seravalli said on The Nation Network’s DFO Rundown podcast Monday.

Seravalli made the comment when asked by co-host Jason Gregor if the new league protocols will help prevent potential COVID cases:
Jason Gregor: We’re going to welcome back some teams to the National Hockey League this week. The Sabres are coming, New Jersey is coming, Minnesota — you haven’t seen them in a while. For a brief time maybe people through COVID was coming to the North Division. Jesse Puljujarvi had an inconclusive test on Thursday, he didn’t play against Montreal. Mikko Koskinen was held out as a close contact. Puljujarvi then had three consecutive days with negative tests, he’ll be playing tonight against Winnipeg. They took overprecaution, which I agree with doing, but do you think we’re going to see another run of teams here where we have four or five teams out of action, or do you think the new protocols are going to help?
Frank Seravalli: I hope not. I hope the protocols that are in place and as they begin to roll out some rapid testing for …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation