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Stamkos, Flyers’ Lindblom among players added to NHL COVID-19 protocol list

Auston Matthews is on a tear, riding an impressive goal streak and leading the league to start 2020-21. Can he keep it going to take home the Rocket Richard?

Steven Stamkos and Oskar Lindblom ranked among the players added to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol absences list on Friday.

Keep in mind that appearing on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol absences list does not guarantee that Stamkos, Lindblom, or other players necessarily tested positive for COVID-19.

During Thursday’s eventual loss to the Panthers, the Lightning initially deemed Stamkos out with a lower-body injury.

Lindblom first returned to the Flyers in September after battling Ewing’s sarcoma.

Here’s the full NHL COVID19 protocol absences list:

COVID Protocol Related Absences – Feb. 12, 2021:

Arizona – John Hayden
Buffalo – Dylan Cozens; Rasmus Dahlin; Taylor Hall; Curtis Lazar; Jake McCabe; Casey Mittelstadt; Brandon Montour; Tobias Rieder; Rasmus Ristolainen
Chicago – Ryan Carpenter
Colorado – Tyson Jost, Gabriel Landeskog, Samuel Girard
Detroit – Calvin Pickard
Edmonton – Jesse Puljujarvi
Florida – Anthony Duclair
Los Angeles – Andreas Athanasiou; Blake Lizotte
Minnesota – TBA
New Jersey – Nate Bastian; Jesper Bratt; Connor Carrick; Eric Comrie; Nikita Gusev; Nico Hischier; Jack Hughes; Andreas Johnsson; Dmitry Kulikov; Janne Kuokkanen; Michael McLeod; Kyle Palmieri; Damon Severson; Ty Smith; Matt Tennyson; Sami Vatanen; Pavel Zacha; Travis Zajac
NY Islanders – none
NY Rangers – Filip Chytil
Philadelphia – Justin Braun; Morgan Frost; Claude Giroux; Scott Laughton; Oskar Lindblom; Travis Sanheim; Jakub Voracek
Tampa Bay – Steven Stamkos
Vegas – Tomas Nosek

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.