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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 16: Alex Nedeljkovic #39 of the Detroit Red Wings plays the puck during the second period of the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on December 16, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The NHL is shutting down the Detroit Red Wings through at least Sunday (Dec. 26) via the National Hockey League’s COVID-19 protocol.

According to the league, the decision was “due to concern with the number of positive cases within the last several days, as well continued COVID spread” in the Red Wings organization.

According to the NHL, the decision was made between the league in conjunction with its medical group, plus the NHLPA’s and the Red Wings’ medical groups.

Detroit recently put Red Wings players Sam Gagner, Pius Suter and Joe Veleno, plus assistant video coach Jeff Weintraub, in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

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