NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says that he will consider a recall of the NHL players who were diagnosed with the flu on Sunday, the first time since the pandemic began.
“The players will be tested and will be provided a full vaccine.
We’re going to take a look at it and see what is best for them.
That’s something we’ll look at,” Bettman said.
Bettman added that the NHL will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the player’s recall.
“I don’t want to speculate on it at this time, but I want to make sure that we do everything we can to make it a success.
There’s going to be a full investigation,” he said.
The NHL is also considering a recall for the league’s players.
“We will take a hard look at that,” Bettmen said.
“They have the ability to take the full product of the vaccine, so we’ll make sure they do that.
But, at this point, the only way that we can prevent a recall is to get the full vaccine.”
The NHL was supposed to have the players wear protective gear and wear masks in the arena but the league says it had to adjust due to a lack of supplies.
Players are now wearing masks in their locker rooms, which are still in place.
“It is a very serious issue, and it’s something that we’re trying to do as a hockey league, and as a health care organization, to do everything possible to make our players as healthy as possible and we’re going in that direction,” Bettmans press secretary, Brian Yost, said.
Players in the NHL have been advised to stay home for six to nine weeks to prevent the flu.
“There are no immediate changes for our players, and we are in close contact with the players and their teams to make the necessary adjustments,” he added.
According to the CDC, the number of flu cases in the United States rose to a record high of nearly 4.5 million last week, up from a year earlier.
According, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that the flu is likely to return to its normal season-long spike this week and that a peak season for cases could begin on Friday.
“A seasonal peak can last for six weeks or longer, but it’s not guaranteed,” the CDC said in a statement.
The CDC recommends that people stay home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.ms. on Friday to allow for the start of flu shots and vaccinations.