Arlington-tied for the most points in the NHL, Washington Capital Compared with many competitors, it has performed better in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus.
This capital After a period of time, top players Niklas Bakstrom, Yevgeny Kuznetsov, TJ Oshie and others entered the league COVID-19 agreement, and no longer due to virus-related reasons Missing any players in practice. Defensive player Martin Fehvari and goalkeeper Vitek Vaneckek returned to the ice on Tuesday and are expected to participate in Washington’s next game with the St. Louis Blues on Friday.
“You always want to be as healthy as possible,” defenseman John Carlson said. “Whether it’s a real injury or something else, it’s nice to see the players (come back). No one wants to stay away from these guys. No one wants to leave the rink. This comes at a price for men.”
This has had an impact on the league. Dozens of players, including Toronto’s Auston Matthews, have been affected by the virus agreement. The team’s lineup is full of taxi teams and minor league calls. So far, a total of 92 games have been postponed, many of which are due to crowd restrictions in Canada, hoping to postpone the games until the time when fans are allowed to participate.
Just like Washington, the Dallas Stars became healthier and healthier after the outbreak. One day after returning 10 other players and two support staff, they activated captain Jamie Benn. Dallas will host Florida on Thursday, the first game since December 20.
“We have done everything we can, and playing a game is irreplaceable,” said star coach Rick Bowness. “Now 17 days have passed since we raced and it will be obvious. We can’t do anything about it. We slide them. We have done our best to work with the numbers we have. Those who are sick, they need time to make themselves. His legs returned to normal.”
After adding forwards Anders Bjork, Peyton Krebs and Alex Tukh, Buffalo now has 9 players on the COVID-19 agreement list. San Jose captain Logan Couture and forward Lane Pederson, New Jersey forwards Pavel Zacha and Yegor Sharangovich, Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux and guard Ivan Provorov, and Boston winger Jake DeBrusk also joined the agreement.
This capital When the team returned from the extended Christmas holiday on December 27, there were no five players due to the virus. Despite being ravaged by cases and injuries, they have tied the league’s highest 48 points with their division rivals, New York Rangers, with a score of 2-0-1.
“In most cases, I think that despite everything that happened, our players did a good job.” capital Coach Peter La Villette said. “We want to win the first game of this year, we want to win the 10th game of this year, if you can play well enough, I think we have had it in many competitions, then you can list now it’s just math. Add it up and this is where we sit.”
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