Another Edmonton Oilers player has been added to COVID-19 protocols: Jesse Puljujarvi.
#Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi has been placed in COVID protocol.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 18, 2021
The Finn was added Saturday afternoon after the team cancelled its morning skate. He joins Ryan McLeod, Devin Shore, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Duncan Keith and head coach Dave Tippett in protocols.
Puljujarvi is in the midst of a career season scoring 10 goals and 23 points in 28 games.
No word yet on if the Oilers-Kraken game will be postponed, but given that the team has five players and a coach in protocols, one has to wonder if the NHL is considering it.
Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at [email protected]