Some news regarding the Devils and COVID was reported today as the NHL tries to get a handle on the Omicron variant.
According to Sam Kasan of the Inside the Devils Blog, Tomas Tatar and newly acquired goalie Jon Gillies have entered into COVID Protocol. On the other side and in more encouraging news, Nico Hischier, Jesper Boqvist, Ryan Graves, PK Subban and Christian Jaros have all been removed from the Protocol list.
Again, as confirmed by the Devils on Christmas Eve, the game tomorrow (Monday, December 27) at the St. Louis Blues has been postponed to a later date.
In other news as the hockey world continues to turn, today marks the beginning of the 2022 World Junior Championship in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.
The Devils have four prospects playing in the annual tournament: defenseman Luke Hughes of the USA, forward Alexander Holtz of Sweden, who was allowed by the Devils to participate in this year’s tournament after already playing in six NHL games in 2021-22, Shakir Mukhamadullin of Russia and goaltender Jakub Malek of Czechia.
We will have a post up later tonight/early tomorrow morning recapping the first day of action at the 2022 WJC.