Edmonton Oilers put Devin Shore on COVID protocol

Hits keep coming in for the Edmonton Oilers, don’t they?

This morning, the Oilers announced via their social media that Devin Shore has been placed on COVID-19 protocol and will likely miss the next week or two as a result.

It looks like Devin Shore is back on set for the Edmonton Oilers as he will miss the next game streak after being placed on COVID protocol this morning, just a week (ish) after returning to the roster at following a sustained lower body injury earlier in the year. In order to be removed from the protocol, Shore will need to produce two negative tests 24 hours apart (here’s another look at the graph (page 18 of this document) to show how the process works), so, needless to say, he won I won’t be in the Edmonton game on Thursday against the Blue Jackets.

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Shore is the third Oilers member to enter COVID protocol this week after Ryan McLeod and Dave Tippett were placed on the roster ahead of Tuesday night’s game against Toronto. While there hasn’t been an update on how he’s doing, I think it’s safe to say that we hope the three Oilers get through this time as comfortably as possible while waiting for their return. Sadly, this news from Shore also raises the question of whether / how many other players will be joining McLeod and him on the sidelines, as COVID appears to be tearing up the NHL rosters right now. Crossed fingers.


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