CHICAGO, Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane was unable to practice Saturday due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.
Ryan Carpenter, a fellow forward, and Erik Gustafsson, a defenseman, also missed practice due to the same reason.
However, the announcement does not necessarily mean that all players have tested positive. Stan Bowman, the general manager, stated during training camp that 100% of the team had been vaccinated.
Coach Jeremy Colliton stated, "At the moment, those guys have been in the protocol. We don't know how it will develop day-to-day." "For the most parts, it's beyond our control. We'll adjust as they develop."
On Sunday, the Detroit Red Wings host Chicago. The Blackhawks, who are in financial trouble, have a 0-4-1 record.
Reese Johnson, a forward for the Blackhawks, was recalled from Rockford in the American Hockey League. Johnson scored a goal and assisted in Friday's 6-3 loss to Iowa by the IceHogs.