Variety of Barracuda gamers in COVID-19 protocol doubles in two days – The Mercury Information

SAN JOSE — The Sharks’ prime minor league affiliate had a second sport postponed because the variety of Barracuda gamers within the AHL’s COVID-19 protocol ballooned from six to 12 within the final two days.
The AHL introduced Tuesday that the Barracuda’s scheduled sport with the Stockton Warmth on Wednesday has been postponed and {that a} make-up date has but to be decided. The Barracuda introduced Sunday that its Dec. 27 sport with Bakersfield additionally had been postponed for COVID causes.

Coming into the AHL protocol since Monday had been forwards Sasha Chmelevski, Joe Garreffa, Scott Reedy, Krystof Hrabik, and defensemen Mark Alt and Patrick Holway. They joined forwards Dillion Hamaliuk, Evander Kane, and Jasper Weatherby, defensemen Nick Cicek and Ryan Merkley, and goalie Alexei Melnichuk on the record of unavailable gamers.
The Barracuda presently has simply over 10 gamers not in COVID protocol, together with forwards John Leonard, Adam Raska, and Joachim Blichfeld, and defensemen Jaycob Megna and Artemi Kniazev.

With so many Barracuda gamers unavailable, and the opportunity of some gamers being introduced as much as be part of the Sharks’ taxi squad subsequent week, it’s unclear when the Barracuda will resume play. A Barracuda information launch mentioned the standing of the workforce’s scheduled video games with Stockton on Friday and Sunday shall be offered within the coming days.
The timing of the Barracuda’s outbreak, if it continues to develop, might show to be problematic for the Sharks, who start a four-game highway journey in opposition to Jap Convention groups subsequent week.
All NHL groups as of this week are allowed to have a taxi squad of as much as six gamers. The Sharks, who’ve COVID and harm problems with their very own, host Philadelphia on Thursday, then play at Pittsburgh, Detroit, Buffalo, and Philadelphia from Jan. 2-8.

Additionally in COVID protocol are Barracuda assistant coach Michael Chiasson and an extra unnamed Barracuda workers member. All Sharks and Barracuda gamers and workers are absolutely vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.

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