The Latest: NHL lists 9 players in COVID protocol

Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) reacts after New York Islanders' Brock Nelson scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) reacts after New York Islanders' Brock Nelson scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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The NHL had nine players listed in its COVID-19 protocol, matching the most since Feb. 24.

The Boston Bruins had four players added to their list, which resulted in the league postponing their next two games. Boston’s David Pastrnak, Jake DeBrusk, David Krejci and Craig Smith joined Sean Kuraly, who entered the protocol a day earlier.

The five players on one team are the most since the Philadelphia Flyers had five on Feb. 23.

Another addition was Vegas forward William Karlsson.

A total of 153 players have spent at least one day in the protocol since the NHL season began publishing its list on Jan. 13.

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