Hurricanes announce that Thursday’s game vs. the Red Wings is still ‘on’

From Twitter:

Tomorrow’s game vs. Detroit is ON! #LetsGoCanes— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) December 15, 2021

Update from the Canes after zero positive cases today— Sara Civ (@SaraCivian) December 15, 2021

The Raleigh News & Observer’s Chip Alexander confirms:

The Canes’ scheduled home game Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings will be played. That decision was made a day after the Canes’ road game at Minnesota was postponed because of the Canes’ COVID issues.

It has been a rough stretch of days for Carolina. First, forwards Sebastian Aho and Seth Jarvis entered the COVID protocol Monday. Aho had been held out of Sunday’s game in Vancouver, but then tested positive for the coronavirus. Then, Jarvis and a team trainer, who has not been name, entered the protocol.

The Canes, after four games in Canada, were to finish their road trip Thursday against the Minnesota Wild. But after further COVID testing, forwards Jordan Staal, Andrei Svechnikov, Steven Lorentz, and defenseman Ian Cole were placed in the protocol.

The new positives came just as defensemen Brett Pesce and Tony DeAngelo were set to return to the lineup after their stint on the protocol list. The two D-men had not played since Nov. 28 against the Washington Capitals, missing seven games.

At this point, plan is for the Hurricanes to ice a lineup that’s short two skaters under normal lineup. But it’s play on at the moment.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 15, 2021

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