Kaapo Kakko has been added to the NHL’s COVID protocol list.
Kaapo Kakko (NYR) has also been added to the NHL's COVID Protocol list today.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 1, 2021
The NHL releases a list each day, and players who are sidelined for COVID protocol related absences can include:
(1) an initial positive test which remains unconfirmed until confirmatory testing is completed pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol;
(2) mandated isolation for symptomatic individuals pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (3) required quarantine as a high-risk close contact in accordance with the Positive Test Protocol;
(4) isolation based on a confirmed positive test result and/or;
(5) quarantine for travel or other reasons as outlined in the COVID-19 Protocol.
About Kakko, Gorton said the team can’t say much, per protocol. But was willing to say Kakko “is fine.”— Colin Stephenson (@ColinSNewsday) February 1, 2021
The Rangers will take on the Penguins tonight, and are scheduled to play the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday February 4 at 7:00 p.m.