issues notice players regarding booster shots

NHL ISSUES NOTICE TO PLAYERS REGARDING BOOSTER SHOTS

NOV 24, 2021  (9H46)      TIM TUCKER
While the NHL chose to impose restrictions on players who refused to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, the league is being much more relaxed when it comes to recommended booster shots of the vaccine.

"NHL sent a COVID-19 letter to all clubs acknowledging vaccination booster shots remain a players choice," said TSN's Darren Dreger. "Those with J&J (which is a one-done vaccine) are eligible for the booster 2 months after their shotother vaccinations are 6 months. Booster is personal choice unless government restrictions change."

Unvaccinated NHLers, of which they are very few, are not able to cross the border into Canada as they would have to self-isolate and would end up missing the game or games anyway. Those players are not paid for any games they miss due to being unvaccinated. The most high profile case is likely Tyler Bertuzzi of the Detroit Red Wings, who has chosen to sit out any games taking place in Canada.

The Canadian government has since announced that unvaccinated athletes will not be allowed into the country regardless starting on January 15th of 2022. A previous exemption was allowed to athletes who tested negative. They would have to remain at their hotels for their time in Canada, but could play with their teammates in games. While the NHL could have applied for this "national interest exemption" for its players, it chose not do to so. The NBA and MLB did.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
2021-2022 SEASON
TEAMSGPWLOLPTS
1
MAPLE LEAFS24176135
2
PANTHERS22154333
3
LIGHTNING21125428
4
RED WINGS24129327
5
BRUINS19118-22
6
SABRES22811319
7
CANADIENS24616214
8
SENATORS2041519
NHL STATS
LIVE
DECEMBER 2, 2021 G A PTS
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
1 4 5
SAM REINHART
1 3 4
AARON EKBLAD
2 1 3
VICTOR HEDMAN
2 1 3
KIRILL KAPRIZOV
2 1 3
RYAN HARTMAN
1 2 3
ALEX FORMENTON
2 - 2
VINNIE HINOSTROZA
2 - 2
ANTON LUNDELL
2 - 2
JASON ROBERTSON
2 - 2
  COMPLETE RESULTS
NHL STATS
SEASON
2021-2022GPGAPTS
LEON DRAISAITL
21202141
CONNOR MCDAVID
21152540
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
+1
25191939
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
+5
2492033
NAZEM KADRI
+1
2192131
KIRILL KAPRIZOV
+3
24111931
EVGENY KUZNETSOV
+1
2592029
TIMO MEIER
+2
19111326
STEVEN STAMKOS
+1
22111426
JOHNNY GAUDREAU
+1
2391626
AARON EKBLAD
+3
24101526
VICTOR HEDMAN
+3
2371725
TROY TERRY
23151025
MIKAEL GRANLUND
2452025
JOHN TAVARES
23111425
BRAD MARCHAND
1891524
KYLE CONNOR
22141024
SEBASTIAN AHO
+2
23101224
MATT DUCHENE
24131124
RYAN HARTMAN
+3
2414824
  COMPLETE STATS