More leaflets enter the protocol; McDavid is out on Wednesday

More leaflets enter the protocol;  McDavid is out on Wednesday

Their next scheduled game is on Thursday at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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  • With those latest additions the Flyers now have six players in the protocol as those two join Claude Giroux, Ivan Provorov, Jackson Cates and Nick Seeler. Along with those absences the Flyers are also missing several key players to injury, including forward Sean Couturier and defender Ryan Ellis.

  • More COVID protocol news from Wednesday

• Florida Panthers goalie Spencer Knight has been entered into the protocol and will not be available for Thursday’s game against the Dallas Stars. Knight played most recently on Dec. 30 in a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

• The Pittsburgh Penguins added Drew O’Connor to the COVID protocol on Wednesday. They also removed Tristan Jarry, Jeff Carter, Teddy Blueger, and Kasperi Kapanen from the protocol.

• The Ottawa Senators had three players be removed from the protocol on Wednesday as Josh Norris, Nick Paul, and Tyler Ennis were removed. They still have six players and an assistant coach in the protocol.

• The Kings added Carl Grundstrom and Christian Wolanin into the COVID protocl,

• Artemi Panarin is still not with the New York Rangers after being placed into the protocol on January 2, but it is possible he could rejoin the team in Anaheim during its current three-game road trip. Meanwhile, the Rangers were able to remove Jared Tinordi from the protocol while K’Andre Miller was cleared following an inconclusive test earlier in the week.

• Connor McDavid will not play for the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday in Toronto after entering the league’s COVID protocols on Tuesday. Auston Matthews will be in the lineup for the Toronto Maple Leafs after a false positive.  

— Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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