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PART OF TAXI SQUAD MAY STAY IN PLACE FOR 2021-22 SEASON

SEP 16, 2021  (21H12)      COLTON PANKIW
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL implemented a taxi squad last season that allowed non rostered players to travel with the team in case of injury. The purpose of this was to limit travel that would normally occur if an AHL player was called up during the season.

Thankfully, we are slowly beginning to move along from the pandemic, though not entirely. As such, the league still has to think certain things through that would not have been considered in prior seasons under normal circumstances. According to Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff, NHL general mangers have let it be known that they are concerned about what may happen if there were an injury or illness to one of their two goalies throughout the 2021-22 season. In response to this, deputy commissioner said that we may see an addition of a «goalie taxi squad» for this upcoming season.

Daly also said that this idea would operate similarly to the taxi squad situation last season. This would certainly make sense as teams normally carry extra skaters but not goaltenders, so it would give them insurance if something happened to either of their regular netminders. As mentioned, the pandemic has not yet gone away entirely, meaning there may be some other changes announced as well as we continue to inch closer to the 2021-22 campaign.

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NHL STATS
SEASON
2021-2022GPGAPTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
56713
LEON DRAISAITL
54711
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
55510
STEVEN STAMKOS
5459
KYLE CONNOR
5639
TYLER BERTUZZI
+3
5639
EVGENY KUZNETSOV
5459
ANZE KOPITAR
5639
JORDAN KYROU
4268
ANDREI SVECHNIKOV
4448
JESSE PULJUJARVI
5268
TIMO MEIER
+1
5358
LOGAN COUTURE
+1
5358
J.T. MILLER
6178
CONOR GARLAND
6358
BRAD MARCHAND
+2
4437
DAVID PERRON
4527
DREW DOUGHTY
4167
OLIVER BJORKSTRAND
5257
RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS
5077
  COMPLETE STATS
NHL STATS
YESTERDAY
OCTOBER 24, 2021 G A PTS
LUCAS RAYMOND
3 1 4
ROMAN JOSI
1 3 4
TYLER BERTUZZI
1 2 3
MATT DUCHENE
- 3 3
DYLAN LARKIN
- 3 3
RYAN JOHANSEN
2 - 2
JOSH BAILEY
1 1 2
DEREK FORBORT
1 1 2
FILIP FORSBERG
1 1 2
BRAD MARCHAND
1 1 2
  COMPLETE RESULTS