NHL News: COVID Protocol, Senators, Pacioretty, and Canadiens

Originally published by NHLRumors.com

In and out of COVID protocol

LA Kings PR: Los Angeles Kings forward Blake Lizotte was put on non-roster/COVID protocol.

Samantha Pell: Washington Capitals Trevor van Riemsdyk and forward Nic Dowd remain in COVID protocol.

Sens and an arena

Graeme Nichols: Elliotte Friedman on Ottawa and a new arena.

“The reality is that, if the NCC wants to make this a destination, they need the Senators more than Melnyk needs to move his team to that piece of land. Sure, people will talk about an aquarium, museum, gallery or a ferris wheel, but an 18,000-seat arena would draw people to the location.”

Multi-goal games

NHL Public Relations: “Max Pacioretty recorded his 56th career multi-goal game. Since he entered the NHL in 2008-09, only four players have more: Alex Ovechkin (122), Steven Stamkos (80), Sidney Crosby (66) and Joe Pavelski (57).”


Frank Seravalli: The Montreal Canadiens claimed defenseman Kale Clague off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.

John Hoven: “And with that, he becomes the highest LAK draft pick they’ve lost to waivers since… Thomas Hickey

Clague”s final stat lines:
33 NHL GP in LA 11 assists

AHL All Star
129 Reign GP 70 points”

Kale Clague, claimed by MTL on waivers, hasn’t shown that much in a limited NHL sample but he at least looks like a decent depth defenceman with some upside. #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/n29S1LXHgl

— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) December 4, 2021