Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 02: Tomas Nosek #92 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the third period against the New York Rangers preseason game at TD Garden on October 02, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins continue to deal with new cases of COVID-19 within the organization.

Forward Tomas Nosek has been placed in the NHL’s COVID protocol, as announced by the Bruins on Wednesday. They also had to place an additional team staffer on the list.

Nosek joins winger Jake DeBrusk as the second Bruin to enter the COVID protocol this week. The Bruins announced on Monday that DeBrusk and three team staff members went on COVID reserve.

Both DeBrusk and Nosek can return in as soon as five days after their placement in the protocol. DeBrusk could possibly return in time for Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Nosek, meanwhile, could be back as soon as next Monday, Jan. 10 against the Washington Capitals.

Nosek played for the Bruins Tuesday night in their win over the New Jersey Devils, notching an assist in 13 minutes of ice time.

The Bruins next take the ice on Thursday night against the Minnesota Wild. They’ll need to land on a replacement for Nosek in the lineup.

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