The Montreal Canadiens were ready to play the Calgary Flames on Friday evening in spite of a Calgary gamer screening positive for COVID-19.

The Flames aborted their morning skate. The club stated in a statement the player remained in seclusion and other gamers and staff members had evaluated unfavorable for the coronavirus.

The club said in a later declaration the game would go ahead.

The gamer was later on determined as forward Josh Leivo, who was on the NHL's updated COVID protocol list released 5 p.m. ET Friday.

< img loading=" lazy" alt ="" srcset= "https://i.cbc.ca/1.5967280.1616906500!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_300/hknjetssflames20210327.JPG 300w, https://i.cbc.ca/1.5967280.1616906500!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_460/hknjetssflames20210327.JPG 460w, https://i.cbc.ca/1.5967280.1616906500!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_620/hknjetssflames20210327.JPG 620w, https://i.cbc.ca/1.5967280.1616906500!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_780/hknjetssflames20210327.JPG 780w, https://i.cbc.ca/1.5967280.1616906500!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_1180/hknjetssflames20210327.JPG 1180w" sizes="( max-width: 300px) 300px,( max-width: 460px) 460px,( max-width: 620px )620px,( max-width: 780px) 780px,( max-width: 1180px) 1180px" src=" https://i.cbc.ca/1.5967280.1616906500!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_780/hknjetssflames20210327.JPG" > Calgary Flames' Josh Leivo( 27) has actually been placed on the NHL's updated COVID protocol list.( Todd Korol/The Canadian Press)" We trust that the league is going to make a judgment call that's finest for both teams and the league," Canadiens forward Paul Byron said Friday morning. "We're prepared to play a hockey game tonight.

" I think we trust they'll make the best choice here. They have more details than we do. They shut our team down for a week and we just had one positive case."

ENJOY < img loading=" lazy" alt ="" srcset= "https://i.cbc.ca/1.5967280.1616906500!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_300/hknjetssflames20210327.JPG 300w, https://i.cbc.ca/1.5967280.1616906500!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_460/hknjetssflames20210327.JPG 460w, https://i.cbc.ca/1.5967280.1616906500!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_620/hknjetssflames20210327.JPG 620w, https://i.cbc.ca/1.5967280.1616906500!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_780/hknjetssflames20210327.JPG 780w, https://i.cbc.ca/1.5967280.1616906500!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_1180/hknjetssflames20210327.JPG 1180w" sizes="( max-width: 300px) 300px,( max-width: 460px) 460px,( max-width: 620px )620px,( max-width: 780px) 780px,( max-width: 1180px) 1180px" src=" https://i.cbc.ca/1.5967280.1616906500!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_780/hknjetssflames20210327.JPG" > Calgary Flames' Josh Leivo( 27) has actually been positioned on the NHL's upgraded COVID procedure list. The Canadiens are familiar with disturbance of video games because of the pandemic. Four of their games in March were reorganized since one Hab tested positive for a variant and another player was a close contact." We're getting all set for the league and the video game has been doing a remarkable job at managing cases like this," Montreal head coach Dominique Ducharme said. Friday's game was the first of three in four days in between Calgary and Montreal.


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