Paul Stastny amongst 4 Jets positioned in COVID protocol

The most recent sports activities information:

  • Jets place 4 in COVID protocol, together with Paul Stastny
  • Blue Jackets place Jakub Voracek in COVID protocol, activate Alexandre Texier
  • OHL postpones 4 video games, together with three Niagara IceDogs video games
  • Brazil males’s soccer crew omits Renan Lodi from World Cup qualifiers as a consequence of vaccination standing

The Winnipeg Jets positioned centre Paul Stastny, defenceman Brenden Dillion, goaltender Eric Comrie and assistant coach Wade Flaherty in COVID-19 protocol Thursday.

This brings the overall to 13 within the Jets group presently in protocol, with 11 gamers and two coaches.

The crew recalled Cole Perfetti from the taxi squad and known as up goaltender Mikhail Berdin and forwards Jeff Malott and Austin Poganski from the AHL’s Manitoba Moose to the taxi squad.

The Jets are fifth within the Central Division with a 16-12-5 file, and are scheduled to play in Detroit on Thursday.

Blue Jackets place Voracek in protocol, activate Texier

The Columbus Blue Jackets gained one and misplaced one to the COVID-19 protocol on Thursday.

Ahead Jakub Voracek was positioned into the NHL protocol whereas ahead Alexandre Texier was activated from it. The 32-year-old is tied for the Blue Jackets’ factors lead (25) and leads the crew in assists (24).

Texier, 22, has 19 factors (11 objectives, eight assists) in 30 video games. He was positioned within the protocol on Jan. 7.

The Blue Jackets start a three-game highway journey Thursday evening towards the Carolina Hurricanes.

OHL postpones 4 video games

The Ontario Hockey League has postponed 4 extra video games as a consequence of COVID-19 issues.

The league introduced Thursday that three of the Niagara IceDogs’ upcoming video games have been postponed as a consequence of COVID-19 protocols affecting the membership.

The affected dates embody Niagara’s house video games Thursday towards Barrie and Saturday towards Kingston and its highway sport Friday at Mississauga.

Saturday’s sport at Erie, Pa., between the Otters and Kitchener has additionally been postponed.

The OHL has postponed 57 video games thus far this season, however the league has mentioned it’s dedicated to finishing the season regardless of the challenges posed by the unfold of the Omicron variant that’s fuelling the pandemic’s fourth wave.

A number of the postponed video games have since been rescheduled, together with 10 video games that got new dates on Wednesday.

Brazil males’s soccer coach holds participant out as a consequence of vaccination standing

Brazil coach Tite has unnoticed Renan Lodi for his or her World Cup qualifiers towards Ecuador and Paraguay as a result of the Atletico Madrid fullback has not had a full course of COVID-19 vaccines.

“Renan Lodi was excluded from the potential for being known as up as a consequence of his non-vaccination,” Tite, who recalled Dani Alves and Philippe Coutinho, informed reporters on Thursday. “He missed the prospect to compete [for a place].”

Nationwide groups coordinator Juninho Paulista mentioned the defender obtained his first vaccine on Jan. 10 and so wouldn’t be allowed into Ecuador, who Brazil play on Jan. 27 earlier than going through Paraguay at house 5 days later.

Ecuador requires folks coming into the nation to be absolutely vaccinated, he mentioned.

Lodi is presently in Saudi Arabia the place Atletico Madrid will play Athletic Bilbao in a while Thursday within the second semi-final of the revamped Spanish Tremendous Cup.

A supply near Lodi mentioned he had not been vaccinated beforehand as a result of he had contracted COVID. In Madrid, the place Lodi is predicated, the ready interval to be vaccinated towards the virus for individuals who have beforehand caught it was six months up till August and has been one month since.