The Nashville Predators are the 14th team that will require proof of vaccination this season from fans who want to see a game at Bridgestone Arena. Meanwhile, two more coaches in the Columbus Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche organizations are also out because they won’t be vaccinated.
The NHL is being strict because they haven’t been able to play a full schedule the last two season. They’d like to play 82 games this season
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Around the NHL
Nashville: Even in Tennessee–the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena will require fans to be vaccinated if they want to attend hockey games, at least through November 15.
Columbus: The Blue Jackets, according to Sportsnet, fired assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre for refusing the vaccine. The story:
Denver: Ex-Avalanche player and current Colorado Eagles coach Brent Clark also resigned over vaccine requirement.
Seattle: Seattle Times reports the Kraken signed free agent forward Ryan Donato to a $750,000 one-year contract.
Pittsburgh: Can the Pittsburgh Penguins afford to poach some talent away from the Vegas Golden Knights? Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now says there are three RFAs to steal.