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Maple Leafs put four more players in protocol

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Dec 1, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Rasmus Sandin (38) congratulates Toronto Maple Leafs forward Pierre Engvall (47) after his goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 1, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Rasmus Sandin (38) congratulates Toronto Maple Leafs forward Pierre Engvall (47) after his goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs put six more individuals — including four players — in the COVID-19 protocol Tuesday.

Forwards David Kampf and Ilya Mikheyev, goaltender Petr Mrázek and defenseman Rasmus Sandin are now in the protocol. Goaltending coach Steve Briere and an additional member of the team’s medical staff were added, too.

That raises the team’s total to 11 players and six staffers in the protocol.

The Leafs have had their last three games postponed as well as a fourth on Thursday. They are next scheduled to play Monday at Columbus.

The Leafs placed head coach Sheldon Keefe, assistant coach Spencer Carbery and three players — goaltender Jack Campbell and defensemen TJ Brodie and Travis Dermott — in the COVID-19 protocol on Saturday.

Forwards Alexander Kerfoot, Wayne Simmonds, Jason Spezza and John Tavares were placed in the protocol on Friday.

The league was due to have no games from Friday through Sunday for a holiday break, but all games scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday are postponed and team facilities will be closed those days, too, due to COVID-19 outbreaks at multiple teams.

The latest move postpones five games slated for Thursday, bringing the total to 49 NHL games pushed back due to COVID issues.

–Field Level Media