Oilers captain Connor McDavid, Derek Ryan and Tyson Barrie enter COVID-19 protocols

Goaltender Mike Smith is set to return from an undisclosed injury to start.



The Oilers announced that captain Connor McDavid, Derek Ryan and Tyson Barrie have entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocol hours before Edmonton was scheduled to face the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

McDavid and Ryan were held out of practice Tuesday after returning positive tests as the team awaited results of further testing to determine their status for Wednesday's game.

McDavid had tested negative on Monday before playing in Edmonton's 4-1 loss against the Rangers in New York.

The Oilers have also announced they will be without Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for a period of time after moving him to IR.

Zack Kassian has cleared COVID-19 protocols and goaltender Ilya Konovalov has been loaned to the team's taxi squad.


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