Two more Philadelphia Flyers added to COVID-19 list

By Field Level Media
Jan 31, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) against the New York Islanders at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

With the Philadelphia Flyers temporarily shelved because of COVID-19 game cancellations, the team’s COVID-19 list grew from three to five Thursday when forwards Jakub Voracek and Morgan Frost were added.

Voracek and Frost were added to the league’s official list two days after team captain Claude Giroux and defenseman Justin Braun were placed on it. Defenseman Travis Sanheim was placed on COVID-19 list on Sunday.

The Flyers’ game against the host New York Rangers scheduled for Sunday has been postponed due to the league’s COVID-19 guidelines. It’s the fourth Flyers game that will need to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus.

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Per the league’s COVID-19 protocols, it is unknown whether or not any of the five players affected have tested positive for the virus or if they have been sidelined because of close contacts.

Currently the Flyers’ earliest possible practice date could be Monday, Feb. 15. Following schedule changes, the team’s next scheduled game is a week away on Feb. 18 against the New York Rangers, with the high-profile Honda NHL Outdoors Sunday game against the Boston Bruins on Feb. 21 at Stateline, Nev., on the horizon.

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–Field Level Media