Zdeno Chara, the seventh Islanders player to contract COVID-19

Zdeno Chara, the seventh player of the Islanders contracted COVID-19

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Zdeno Chara is the most recent victim of COVID-19 among the New York Islanders, who are now deprived of seven players due to illness.

Chara tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday and joins teammates Josh Bailey, Anders Lee, Kieffer Bellows, Ross Johnston, Adam Pelech and Andy Greene on the absent list. Quebecer Anthony Beauvillier made a comeback on Sunday after following protocol. & Nbsp;

“We will continue to do things over which we have control,” said General Manager Lou Lamoriello, Tuesday, according to comments reported by the official website of the National Hockey League (NHL).

“You can't handle things that escape you. Granted, these are tough times, but we will stay focused on the players we have, on our ability to replace players when necessary and stay as positive as possible. ”

There is no than the pandemic that gives the Islanders a hard time. Defender Ryan Pulock injured his lower body blocking a shot on November 15 and will miss four to six weeks of activity.

Forward Anatoly Golyshev and the back Thomas Hickey have also been recalled from Bridgeport, in the AHL.

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