Blackhawks' Patrick Kane, Two Others Placed in COVID-19 Protocol

Patrick Kane, two others placed in COVID-19 protocol originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Ryan Carpenter, Erik Gustafsson and Patrick Kane were placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol, the Blackhawks announced Saturday morning. They did not practice with the team and their statuses are up in the air for Sunday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

In a corresponding move, the Blackhawks recalled forward Reese Johnson from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. 

COVID-19 protocol-related absences can be the result of a number of factors, including an initial positive test that remains unconfirmed, symptomatic individuals, high-risk close contact, or a confirmed positive test, among others.

Carpenter, Gustafsson and Kane each played in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Kane celebrated his 1,000th NHL game beforehand in front of a sold-out United Center crowd.

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