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Flyers vs. Rangers postponed; Three Flyers remain on NHL’s COVID Protocol list

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The Philadelphia Flyers remain in limbo as they wait out the NHL’s COVID Protocol list. Travis Sanheim was the first Flyers player added to the list this week, and Justin Braun and Claude Giroux joined him yesterday.

The Flyers’ three games this week – Tuesday at Capitals, Thursday and Saturday vs. Devils – were already postponed. On Wednesday night, the NHL announced that Sunday’s game against the Rangers is postponed as well. The Flyers are hoping to open their practice facility on Monday, February 15th.

Today’s news is a mixed bag for the Flyers. It’s good news that no players were added, but it is also a bit worrisome that none of the three players came off of the list. Granted, Sanheim has only been on the list for a few days and it has been a single day for Braun and Giroux. Adding Sunday’s game to the list of postponements also makes sense.

Nevertheless, the Flyers are in limbo. With three of their players in COVID protocol, there is a risk of further games being postponed.

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The Flyers’ next scheduled game is at home on Thursday. They then travel to Lake Tahoe to play the Bruins next Sunday. That’s another thing that could be in jeopardy. The NHL has done a lot to market the Lake Tahoe games. Perhaps they play it safer than they have been and make sure both teams are healthy.

That is probably what they should be doing for all teams, anyway. Just last night, the Vegas Golden Knights pulled Tomas Nosek from the game in the second period after a positive test. He was in the locker room, on the bench, and on the ice, but the game played on. And the Golden Knights’ game tomorrow night is still being played as of now.

The NHL may have to figure something out if COVID continues to wreak havoc on teams across the league. But for now, at least it’s only three Flyers on the COVID Protocol list.

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Ryan is a proud graduate of Monmouth University. He has covered the Philadelphia Flyers for the better part of a decade at various outlets, including Sons of Penn and Broad Street Hockey. Ryan has also worked for NHL.com and NBC Sports Regional Networks. Whether it's a GIF, quick stat, analysis, or long-form column, he's got you covered.

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