Sharks’ Morning Skate Tweets of note: San Jose loses Couture, Pederson to COVID protocols

Updated at 12:03 PM: Not good news for the San Jose Sharks, who play our Detroit Red Wings this evening (7:30 PM EST start on Bally Sports Detroit/NBCS California/97.1 FM):

We have recalled #SJSharks Adin Hill and Scott Reedy from the @sjbarracuda and Logan Couture and Lane Pederson have been placed in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

In addition, Alexei Melnichuk has been reassigned to the Barracuda.https://t.co/uwVOl8GbqZ— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) January 4, 2022

Update: Also:

#SJSharks Bob Boughner says he hasn’t finalized his lineup for tonight, including his defense pairs.— Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) January 4, 2022

Boughner says Logan Couture tested positive but does not have symptoms.— Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) January 4, 2022

🦈 vs. 🐙 pic.twitter.com/1xN0WTznxQ— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) January 4, 2022

Sharks coach Bob Boughner said Couture and Pederson will remain in Detroit and quarantine for now. He said it’s possible they will drive to Philadelphia and fly home with the team on Sunday if they are out of protocol by then.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) January 4, 2022

Looks that way, based on the AM skate (Boughner also said he would likely play yesterday). https://t.co/efLXon8KEX— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) January 4, 2022

Boughner says that he hasn’t decided on defensive pairings, but scratching Vlasic seems possible https://t.co/X0k4KijY9o— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) January 4, 2022

Boughner said the lines are still TBD, but did say that Hertl will “probably” center Dahlen and Meier with Bonino moving up to the second line.

Vlasic and Gadjovich are still on the ice at LCA with Ryan Merkley, Nick Merkley and Zach Sawchenko. https://t.co/Xi41ynM6Wy— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) January 4, 2022

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