Red Wings-Islanders morning skate Tweets II: Barzal not skating for Isles, in COVID protocol

Updated at 12:09 PM: Of Red Wings-Islanders note from the New York Islanders’ skate ahead of the Red Wings’ game vs. New York tonight (7:30 PM EST on Bally Sports Dettroit/MSG+/97.1 FM):

Mathew Barzal not participating in otherwise full #Isles morning skate. Obviously will wait to talk to Trotz but Barzal always skates.— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) December 14, 2021

Matt Martin again skating with Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck at #Isles morning skate. Anthony Beauvillier taking rushes with Brock Nelson and Josh Bailey. J-G Pageau between Anders Lee and Kyle Palmieri and Zach Parise between Kieffer Bellows and Oliver Wahlstrom.— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) December 14, 2021

By the way, I’m not suggesting Mathew Barzal is going to be a healthy scratch. He would be skating this morning if that was the case. Plus, he’s on a six-game point streak.— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) December 14, 2021

Ilya Sorokin first goalie off for #Isles.— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) December 14, 2021

Well this is bad:

Mat Barzal is in COVID protocol and won’t play tonight, per Barry Trotz— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNHL) December 14, 2021

Barzal in COVID 19 protocl— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) December 14, 2021

Mathew Barzal is in COVID Protocol. #Isles— Christian Arnold (@C_Arnold01) December 14, 2021

Mat Barzal is in COVID protocol, per Barry Trotz— Ethan Sears (@ethan_sears) December 14, 2021

Barzal in COVID protocol. Most likely meaning he will miss 10 days. That will cost him 5 games and keep him out until after Christmas. #Isles— Brendan Burke (@brendanmburke) December 14, 2021

This is an #Isles team that was considered one of the deepest in the #NHL. This season, that depth has not lived up to expectations.

HC Trotz called out players like Kyle Palmieri and Josh Bailey during his pregame presser as they need to do more especially with Mat Barzal out.— Stefen Rosner (@stefen_rosner) December 14, 2021

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