Bruins roster dealing with first COVID case of season
The Bruins are dealing with their first COVID case of the season involving a member of their on-ice roster, with winger Craig Smith placed in the league’s COVID protocol, according to the team.
The loss of Smith comes one day after word of a full-on COVID outbreak in Calgary broke and put the Flames on ice. Calgary’s outbreak started with six players added to the COVID protocols Monday, and continued Tuesday with another three players added to the list.
The Flames and Bruins, of course, played one another last Saturday night.
Smith, as noted, is the first Bruins player to land in the COVID protocol this season. Prior to Smith’s move into the protocol, head coach Bruce Cassidy and assistant coach Chris Kelly were the only Bruins to deal with COVID this season. Cassidy returned to the team for Monday’s practice and is officially in the clear.
The 32-year-old Smith, who has skated with Taylor Hall and Charlie Coyle for the most part this season, has tallied two goals and seven points through 19 appearances this season.
The Bruins will host the Vegas Golden Knights tonight at TD Garden.
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