IceHogs Place Three Players into COVID Protocols, Game Against Milwaukee Postponed

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IceHogs Place Three Players into COVID Protocols, Game Against Milwaukee Postponed

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The world of COVID in hockey has reached the Chicago Blackhawks AHL affiliate. Today, the Rockford IceHogs announced that three players were being placed in COVID protocols.

Lukas Reichel, Jakub Pour, and Jakub Galvas have been placed in COVID protocol. Reichel, the team’s leading goal-scorer and point-producer, has tested positive for COVID for the second-time in a year after missing the 2021 World Junior Championships last December. Forward Jakub Pour has two goals and an assist in 19 games this season. Defenseman Jakub Galvas has a goal and five assists in 20 games this season.

Due to the positive cases on the IceHogs, their next game has been postponed.

Rockford has had their last two games, December 27 vs Iowa and December 30 vs Milwaukee, postponed due to COVID-related issues. The IceHogs are currently in fourth-place in the AHL Central Division with an 11-11-2 record.

Additionally for the IceHogs today, goaltender Arvid Söderblom has been assigned to the Taxi Squad for the Blackhawks.

Söderblom and Collin Delia have recently been moved up from the IceHogs this week after Marc-André Fleury landed on Chicago’s COVID protocol list. Rockford will now have Cale Morris and Tom Aubrun in net after being recalled from the ECHL’s Indy Fuel. Rockford’s next scheduled game is on Friday, December 31 against the Chicago Wolves at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford.



Author: Mario Tirabassi

Mario Tirabassi is a writer for Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Mario_Tirabassi.