Edmonton Oilers celebrate the win over the Nashville Predators in NHL action in Edmonton, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. The Edmonton Oilers placed five more players into the NHL's COVID-19 protocol on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Edmonton Oilers add five more players to NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers placed five more players into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on Saturday.

Forwards Kailer Yamamoto and Brendan Perlini, goaltender Ilya Konovalov and defencemen Evan Bouchard and Slater Koekkoek were added to the list, the Oilers said in a release.

Three other Edmonton players – Connor McDavid, Tyson Barrie and Derek Ryan – were already in protocol.

Six unidentified members of the team’s support staff were also added to the list Saturday, the team said.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 8, 2022.

The Canadian Press