Especially since it's an opportunity to screw the Bs, which appears to be a league priority.I'd imagine Dean or Sacco take over the head spot while Cassidy is out.
Figures this happens once they actually start playing a normal schedule. The entire roster and coaching staff are probably close contacts, I assume this won't be the last we hear of the virus this week. I just hope they isolate it as best they can and it doesn't spread too far. The league has wanted no part of postponing games this year so we're unlikely to get any sort of relief if there's an outbreak. The Sens and Islanders had to play a few games with decimated rosters before the league finally gave in and started PPDing games.
Agreed but I would imagine if boosters were implemented league wide at 6 months after final dose, the current & future covid problems the league is having will be mitigated. Much moreso in my humble opinion than increased mask wearing.I'm pretty certain that the agreement between the PA and NHL was the standard 1 (if JnJ) or 2 dose (Pfizer/Moderna) vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated. Any boosters would definitely be voluntary. And given that the CDC only just recently changed their guidance to allow for boosters for all adults, it's probable that only few if any NHL players and coaches have received a booster.
Breakthroughs in this age cohort are almost always mild or asymptomatic.
Evidence of waning immunity in some players, which, in turn, is making them more likely to experience a breakthrough.NBA's been aware of 34 instances of vaccinated player or staff member diagnosed with breakthrough case of Covid, per study. 3 infections w/ individuals with "not detected" antibody levels; 31 had detectable antibody levels much lower than average of remaining testing population.