The National Hockey League announced today that Buffalo Sabres forwards Dylan Cozens and Curtis Lazar have been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol List.
Neither player will be available for practices, travel or games until he is removed from the protocol.
Currently, five other Sabres players – forwards Taylor Hall and Tobias Rieder, and defensemen Rasmus Ristolainen, Brandon Montour and Jake McCabe – as well as head coach Ralph Krueger are in protocol.
Buffalo’s practice facilities were closed indefinitely Tuesday, and the NHL postponed four Sabres games as a result of Hall and Ristolainen entering the NHL’s COVID Protocols.
This morning, the NHL announced revisions to the Buffalo Sabres’ 2020-21 schedule. A dozen Sabres games now have new dates and times. The full list can be found here.
Buffalo’s next game is scheduled for Thursday against the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m. at KeyBank Center.
Cozens, a 19-year-old rookie, has two goals and an assist in nine games. Lazar, in his second season with Buffalo, has four points (3+1) in 10 games.
Throughout the 2020-21 season, the NHL is sharing the names of players who are “unavailable” to teams due to COVID protocols. This list is updated daily by the NHL.