NHL, NHLPA to have tough guidelines for unvaccinated players this season

Any unvaccinated players can receive suspensions and/or fines if infected with COVID-19

(WGR 550) – Sportsnet hockey insider Elliotte Friedman is reporting that the NHL and the NHL Players' Association have agreed on COVID-19 protocols for the 2021-22 season.

Players that aren’t vaccinated are going to be dealt with harshly if they’re unable to take part in team activities.

Should this happen, players can be suspended. Friedman wrote this includes situations where a player can’t travel because of “local, provincial/state of federal regulations upon return.” The penalty would be one day’s pay for each day that they can’t participate in.

Friedman added that if a fully vaccinated player is confirmed positive, he will be treated as if he has a hockey-related injury.

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