NHL to stop testing asymptomatic players

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The NHL will stop testing asymptomatic players, coaches and staff who are fully vaccinated following the All-Star break in early February, saying coronavirus cases continue to decline across the league.

The league and Players' Association announced the protocol changes Tuesday. The current policy will remain in place until the All-Star break begins Feb. 3.

Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour, who is expected to be behind the bench for the Metropolitan Division at All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas, called the change "common sense."


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