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Six Predators players, coach John Hynes in protocol

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Oct 16, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators head coach John Hynes yells from the bench during the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 16, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators head coach John Hynes yells from the bench during the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Nashville Predators announced Wednesday that head coach John Hynes, three assistant coaches and six players are in the COVID-19 protocol.

Forwards Mikael Granlund, Ryan Johansen, Matt Luff, Michael McCarron and Philip Tomasino and defenseman Ben Harpur joined Hynes, assistant coaches Dan Lambert and Todd Richards and goaltending coach Ben Vanderklok.

Two other unidentified members of the traveling party are also in the protocol, general manager David Poile announced.

The Predators’ game Tuesday night against Calgary was postponed due to the Flames’ COVID-19 situation.

Nashville is scheduled to host the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

Granlund is tied for the team lead with 27 points (five goals, team-high 22 assists). Johansen ranks fourth with 24 points (eight goals, 16 assists).

–Field Level Media