The NHL causes a surprise and decides not to imitate the NFL when it comes to health rules for next season

Published August 17, 2022 at 9:54
BY JEFF DROUIN

Just when we thought we were really done with this type of news, it looks like we're not.

As reported by TVASports.ca, the vast majority of the sanitary measures put in place by the National Hockey League for the 2021-22 season will return for the 2022-23 season.

Those rules, which seemed to be behind us, are not after all, unlike other leagues like the NFL.

The protocols to counter the spread of COVID-19 will therefore be back, in the NHL, and must still be respected.


The National Hockey League unveiled its policy on the virus on Tuesday in a large, detailed seven-page package.

Players who test positive for the virus will be required to immediately withdraw from team activities and will have to adhere to an isolation period before returning to play.

So it could still throw the league's operations and the various team rosters into turmoil.

Also, players will have to respect the laws of each country and each province and teams have the power to suspend a non-vaccinated player.

Therefore, a non-vaccinated player who plays for an American team could not play his games in Canada, unless he respects the laws related to the isolation period when entering the country. If he is absent for this reason, he will be suspended without pay.

This really makes a change from the NFL, which just announced this:


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