NHL News: Wheeler, MacKinnon, Waivers, Kane, and Buchnevich
Wheeler tests favorable

Mike McIntyre: Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler has actually checked “symptomatic positive” for COVID-19.

All other Jets gamers checked unfavorable the other day.

Scott Billeck: (thread) Wheeler is not permitted to take a trip and will stay in seclusion for a minimum of 10 days in Minnesota, and have his signs enhanced for a minimum of 24 hr.

Wheeler will likewise require to do some heart screening if he’s had among the following signs:

• Persistent cough
• Feeling feverish, chills
• Muscle or body pains or tiredness (not exercise-related)
• Chest discomfort
• Shortness of breath or problem breathing
• Fever (temperature level > 100.4° F or >38° C)

Cardiac screening that Wheeler would need to go however would consist of ECG,  Echocardiogram, serum troponin and medical clearance by a cardiologist.

MacKinnon returns

Peter Baugh: Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon went back to the lineup after being on the COVID procedure list.

On waivers

Elliotte Friedman: The Vancouver Canucks put Nic Petan on waivers.

Couture, Vlasic and Boughner on Kane

Kevin Kurz: San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture when asked if he or anybody else has actually spoken with Evander Kane recently.

“I have not, and I’m not aware of any other player talking to him.”

Sharks coach Bob Boughner stated that he hasn’t spoken with Kane recently.

Sheng Peng: Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic on Kane: “He put himself in this situation. He has personal stuff to handle; on our side, we’ll concentrate on hockey.”

Sheng Peng: Sharks coach Boughner when asked if Kane is welcome back to the Sharks.

“We got a while to deal with this. This is gonna be a decision that’s first made by management and ownership. After that, it trickles down. We haven’t even brought that up, I haven’t had any discussions with management or ownership.”

Statement from Evander Kane

NHL PA: A declaration from Sharks forward Evander Kane.

“I would like to apologize to my teammates, the San Jose Sharks organization, and all Sharks fans for violating the NHL COVID protocols.  I made a mistake, one I sincerely regret and take responsibility for.  During my suspension, I will continue to participate in counseling to help me make better decisions in the future.  When my suspension is over, I plan to return to the ice with great effort, determination, and love for the game of hockey.”

Buchnevich suspended

NHL Player Safety: St. Louis Blues forward Pavel Buchnevich has actually been suspended for 2 video games for head-butting Arizona Coyotes forward Lawson Crouse.

Chris Johnston: Buchnevich is a repeat culprit and will surrender $141,463.41 in wage.


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