Senators defenseman Victor Mete latest player to enter COVID-19 protocol; 26 in total

Victor Mete added to COVID list

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May 3, 2021; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman Victor Mete (98) controls the puck in the second period against the Winnipeg Jets at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators defenseman Victor Mete on Tuesday became the fourth member of the organization to enter the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

The Senators canceled Monday’s practice as a precaution after Nick Holden and associate coach Jack Capuano entered the protocol on Sunday. Forward Austin Watson preceded them last Friday.

The Senators play Tuesday night in Boston before returning home to face the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.

Mete, 23, has four assists in nine games this season. He has 40 points (five goals, 35 assists) in 208 career games with the Montreal Canadiens (2017-21) and Senators, who claimed him off waivers in April.

Ottawa also recalled goaltender Filip Gustavsson from AHL affiliate Belleville with starter Anton Forsberg sidelined Tuesday with a non-COVID related illness.

Egor Sokolov, who was recently called up will debut tonight.

NHL COVID-19 List

Here is the current list of NHL Players out on COVID-19 Protocol:

  • Jakob Silfverberg, ANA
  • Isaak Phillips, CHI
  • Max Domi, CBJ
  • Viktor Arvidsson, LAK
  • Gabriel Vilardi, LAK
  • Austin Watson, OTT
  • Victor Mete, OTT
  • Connor Brown, OTT
  • Dylan Gambrell, OTT
  • Nick Holden, OTT
  • Sidney Crosby, PIT
  • Brian Dumoulin, PIT
  • Chad Ruhwedel, PIT
  • Marcus Pettersson, PIT
  • Kevin Labanc, SJS
  • Timo Meier, SJS
  • Erik Karlsson, SJS
  • Jake Middleton, SJS
  • Matt Nieto, SJS
  • Radim Simek, SJS
  • Marc-Edouard Vlasic, SJS
  • Jared McCann, SEA
  • Ville Husso, STL
  • Torey Krug, STL
  • Kyle Clifford, STL
  • Niko Mikkola, STL

–Field Level Media contributed to this report