Washington – Thursday, January 21, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
The Russia quartet of the Washington Capitals – superstar Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ilya Samsonov and Dmitry Orlov – are said to have stayed in and outside the team hotel without masks and interacted with each other.
The National Hockey League reacted immediately to the incident and put the cracks on the “Covid blacklist”. If a player is put on the list, he is not allowed to participate in his team’s trainings and games until further notice.
Ovechkin shows remorse
As if that weren’t enough, the league fined the Capitals $ 100,000. According to the exact wording of the NHL, the franchise was fined for “social interactions between team members who were in close contact and did not wear face-covering”.
Captain Ovechkin is remorseful in a statement: “I regret my decision to have stayed with my teammates in and outside the team hotel. I will learn from this experience.”
Like the NBA, the NHL is also battling the corona pandemic, further games of the Carolina Hurricans were suspended until at least Saturday, as five players of the “Canes” were put on the blacklist and the training center was subsequently closed.
Last season’s Stanley Cup finalists, the Dallas Stars, were unable to start the current season due to several corona cases in the team.
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