NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daley has stated that he expects that 98% of NHL players will be fully vaccinated before the start of the 2021-22 regular season.
During a conversation with reporters during the NHL Chicago player’s media trip, Daly revealed that he expects 10-15 players in the league to be unvaccinated when the league starts on October 12, making them more vulnerable than their fully vaccinated counterparts. Strict regulations.
According to the NHL’s COVID-19 agreement, players who have not been vaccinated due to virus-related reasons (such as testing positive or unable to cross the border) miss playing time, and their daily cost of not being able to play will be confiscated. These agreements greatly restrict the freedom of unvaccinated players during their away trips, prohibiting them from entering hotel bars, restaurants, swimming pools, gyms, teammates’ rooms or any buildings that are not team training facilities. They are booked in the arena. Played, own hotel room.
Throughout the harsh test of the entire 82 NHL season, such a closed presence will certainly annoy the players who are bound by these tight agreements. Maybe so much that they were finally convinced that they were vaccinated after all, as they should have done in the first place.