The NHL announced today that forward Andreas Athanasiou has been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol List. Additionally, forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan has been activated from the taxi squad to the active roster.
The team’s release regarding Athanasiou is below –
LA Kings forward Andreas Athanasiou has been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol List, the league announced this afternoon. Athanasiou won’t be available for practices, travel or games until he is removed from the protocol.
Throughout the 2020-21 season, the NHL is releasing the names of Players who are “unavailable” to teams due to COVID protocols. This list is updated daily.
These “COVID Protocol Related Absences” can be the result of a number of factors including, among others: (1) an initial positive test which remains unconfirmed until confirmatory testing is completed pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (2) mandated isolation for symptomatic individuals pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (3) required quarantine as a high-risk close contact in accordance with the Positive Test Protocol; (4) isolation based on a confirmed positive test result and/or; (5) quarantine for travel or other reasons as outlined in the COVID-19 Protocol.
Athanasiou is tied for third on the team in scoring with five points (3-2=5) in seven games.
Athanasiou will not play tonight in Minnesota, with his replacement in tonight’s lineup still to be determined.