NHL’s new COVID protocols allow teams to suspend unvaccinated players for missing time

Sep 2, 2021

The NHL and the NHL Players' Association have finalized COVID-19 protocols for the 2021-22 season and will allow teams to suspend unvaccinated players who are "unable to participate in club activities," according to a copy of the protocols obtained by The Athletic.

The terms for suspension include situations where unvaccinated players cannot travel to or from an area because of local, provincial/state and/or federal regulations. Those players would "forfeit the equivalent of one day's pay for each day" they are unable to participate in club activities.

Exceptions to the policy include someone who is unvaccinated due to medical or religious reasons.

Source: The Athletic