ANAHEIM (CNS) – The number of Anaheim Ducks players in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol has increased to five with the addition of defenseman Josh Manson, the team announced today.
Assistant coach Geoff Ward and video coach Joe Piscotty have also entered the protocol, the team announced Tuesday.
Under NHL rules, the placing of an individual in the protocol does not necessarily mean he has tested positive for COVID-19. It can also be the result of a high-risk close contact.
In order to leave the protocol, the individual must produce a negative test. The individual in the protocol is required to be in it for a minimum of five days.
Right wing Troy Terry, defensemen Simon Benoit and Cam Fowler and goaltender Anthony Stolarz are also in the protocol.
The NHL announced Tuesday that Terry was the winner of the final Pacific Division roster spot for the NHL All-Star Weekend as a result of fan voting in the NHL All-Star Last Men In.
Manson has three goals and three assists and a team-high 49 penalty minutes. He is among four Ducks to have played in all 41 games this season.