TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning star right winger Nikita Kucherov has entered COVID-19 protocol, the team announced Tuesday.
#Bolts announce Nikita Kucherov has entered COVID-19 protocol.
— Bryan Burns (@BBurnsNHL) January 25, 2022
Kucherov is the latest in a long list of player to enter the protocol this NHL season. It means he will miss the next 5 days at least, including Thursday's game against the New Jersey Devils and Saturday's game against the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
Kucherov already missed a large portion of the season due to injury earlier.
Tampa Bay will face off against the Devils in their next game this Thursday at AMALIE Arena.