Winnipeg Jets back to practice following cancelled Saturday skate, potential COVID-19 exposure

The Winnipeg Jets are back to work on Sunday, holding a morning practice following the team’s first interruption of training due to COVID-19 in the young NHL season.

The Jets cancelled their planned Saturday skate, saying “the decision was made out of an abundance of caution due to potential exposure to COVID-19.”

Defenceman Tucker Poolman was the lone Jet added to the league’s list of players unavailable due to COVID-19 protocol on Saturday.

The NHL says players added to this list could be on it for a variety of reasons:

  • An initial positive test which remains unconfirmed until confirmatory testing is completed
  • Mandated isolation for symptomatic individuals
  • Required quarantine as a high-risk close contact
  • Isolation based on a confirmed positive test result
  • Quarantine for travel or other reasons as outlined in the COVID-19 Protocol.

Goaltender Anton Forsberg, who the Jets claimed off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes earlier in the week, is also on that list.

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Forsberg had to cross the U.S.-Canada border to join the Jets, and is subject to a seven-day quarantine put in place by the league.

The Jets (1-0-0) are the only Canadian Division team to play just one game so far this season.

Their next contest comes Monday night when they visit the 2-1-0 Toronto Maple Leafs.

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