Friedman: NHL, NHLPA bring back taxi squads, emergency call-ups, ‘EBUG’ call-ups


NHL/NHLPA working on COVID roster protection, including: Optional use of taxi-squad through All-Star; emergency call-ups as long as player is making no more than $1M; and freedom to add a goalie if a club has less than 2 healthy due to the virus.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 26, 2021

There are some rules on who is eligible for a taxi squad, including clearing of waivers and time spent on an NHL roster.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 26, 2021

The NHL has temporarily reintroduced the Taxi Squad system between today and the All-Star break.

Attached are some of the important rules that we have been made aware of so far.— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) December 26, 2021

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