NHL: More COVID cases as Christian Jaros becomes third Devils player in protocol, Flames already shut down

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Dec 11, 2021; Elmont, New York, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Christian Jaros (83) and New York Islanders defenseman Robin Salo (2) battle for the puck along the boards during the first period at UBS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports

There appears to be another spike in COVID cases around the NHL. New Jersey defenseman Christian Jaros on Monday became the third Devils player currently in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

Jaros joined forward Nico Hischier and defenseman Ryan Graves. Forward Yegor Sharangovich did not practice Monday for precautionary reasons but has not entered the protocol.

Hischier and Graves both entered the protocol prior to Saturday’s 4-2 road loss to the New York Islanders.

Jaros, 25, has played in just three games this season. He signed a one-year, $800,000 contract in July after being acquired in a trade from the San Jose Sharks.


With the Flames having just been shutdown this morning, it has to make you wonder: Why are the NHL and NHLPA even thinking about going to the Olympics this season?

The Devils’ next game is Tuesday night against the Flyers in Philadelphia but if more positive tests come back, will they be shutdown next?

Currently, 27 players are on the COVID list which you can find on The Daily Goal Horn’s injuries page here.

–Field Level Media contributed to this report