Exemption for Tyler Bertuzzi in Canada? We shall see…

This Tweet from Sportsnet’s Michael Grange opens up some possibilities for one Tyler Bertuzzi, who was not on the ice this morning:

Opposing NBA players who are unvaccinated will able to enter Canada/play in Toronto vs. Raptors under a ‘National Interest Exemption’ (covers MLB and NHL too) but will require testing upon entry, league-mandated testing while here and be restricted to hotel and arena.— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) September 27, 2021

Update: FYI:

To clarify, the NHL has not applied for a National Interest Exemption for this season. https://t.co/0LpMwtupCe— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) September 27, 2021

Update #2:

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly in an email to CP: “At this point in time we have made a decision not to seek a National Interest Exemption” for the 2021-22 season. https://t.co/Fmixzzg0gl— Joshua Clipperton (@JClipperton_CP) September 27, 2021

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2 thoughts on “Exemption for Tyler Bertuzzi in Canada? We shall see…”

  1. “Veteran defenseman Duncan Keith, who was traded from Chicago to Edmonton over the summer, is in quarantine until Oct. 1 after choosing late in the off season to get vaccinated, Oilers GM Ken Holland said.”

    “Holland said his team had one unvaccinated player that he did not identify and was not ready to commit to that player’s status for the season.”
    This grinds my gears!
    Others are taking a hard line on vaccination status.

    “The Columbus Blue Jackets did not invite unvaccinated forward Zac Rinaldo to NHL camp and earlier dumped an assistant coach who declined to get vaccinnated. New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello said he was in the process of figuring out what to do with his team’s lone unvaccinated player, with assignment to Europe among the options.”

    Daly has since stated that the NHL will not offer a “National Interest Exemption”

    The only players I feel for are the ones who can’t get Vaccinated who medical reasons, etc.

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