On Thursday night, the Detroit Red Wings will open up their 2020-21 season when the host the Carolina Hurricanes at Little Caesars Arena.
But according to reports, the Red Wings will be without a couple of players as both Darren Helm and Christian Djoos have been placed on the COVID-19 list.
As noted by Max Bultman, Djoos is likely on the list because of quarantine for travel purposes.
Per NHL release, Darren Helm's absence from the team is COVID protocol-related. Same for Christian Djoos (though I think Djoos' is because of quarantine for travel purposes.)
Helm's could be a positive test, close contact, or symptomatic, per the NHL COVID-19 protocol.
— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) January 13, 2021