NHL News: Penguins add Bryan Rust, Brock McGinn to COVID protocol, Oilers add eleven, and Devils add one

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Jan 5, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) reacts after being named first star of the game against the St. Louis Blues at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Another day, another set of new COVID cases.

The Penguins added two players, while the Oilers added five players and eleven in total with staff. New Jersey also made an addition.

Penguins add Rust to COVID list

Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Bryan Rust and Brock McGinn entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol Saturday.

Both players missed Saturday afternoon’s game against the host Dallas Stars.

Rust, 29, has 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) in 15 games this season. He has seven goals and four assists over his last three games since returning from a lower-body injury.

McGinn, 27, has recorded 13 points (nine goals, four assists) and had played in all 33 games this season.

“Rust tested positive this morning. McGinn tested positive yesterday,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Saturday.

Due to the confirmed positive tests, both will miss at least five days past the date they tested positive. That will keep McGinn out for at least the next two games and Rust for the next three.

Oilers add eleven to protocol

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May 19, 2021; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Kailer Yamamoto (56) tries to move the puck around Winnipeg Jets defensemen Josh Morrissey (44) during the first period in game one of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Edmonton Oilers announced today that they have added eleven (five players, six staff) to COVID-19 protocols.

Players added to COVID list:

The join Connor McDavid, Tyson Barrie, and Derek Ryan on protocol.

Devils add Nathan Bastian

New Jersey Devils forward Nathan Bastian will miss at least Saturday’s game at the Columbus Blue Jackets after being placed in COVID-19 protocol.

Bastian, 24, has five goals and two assists in 29 games this season for the Devils (14-16-5).

He recorded an assist in nearly 17 minutes of ice time in Thursday’s 3-1 victory over visiting Columbus.

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–Field Level Media