Canadiens have 22 team members in COVID-19 protocol after adding five

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MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have 22 team members in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol after adding five more Tuesday.

The Canadiens said forwards Rafaël Harvey-Pinard and Jesse Ylönen, defenceman David Savard and goaltender Samuel Montembeault have entered the league's protocol, along with assistant coach Trevor Letowski.

That gives the Habs 20 players and two coaches in the league's protocol.

Forwards Brandon Baddock, Paul Byron, Laurent Dauphin, Jake Evans, Mike Hoffman, Artturi Lehkonen and Tyler Toffoli, defencemen Louie Belpedio, Ben Chiarot, Joel Edmundson, Gianni Fairbrother, Jeff Petry, Alexander Romanov and Chris Wideman and goaltenders Jake Allen and Cayden Primeau are also sidelined due to COVID-19 concerns.

Letwoski joins goaltending coach Eric Raymond in the protocol.

The Canadiens paused team activities to deal with the outbreak after Saturday's 5-2 loss to Florida.

Montreal's next scheduled game is Jan. 12 in Boston in a game originally scheduled to be played in Montreal.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 4, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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