Carolina Hurricanes Forward To Miss Time

The Carolina Hurricanes will be without Jesper Fast when they return from the holiday break, as the winger has entered COVID-19 protocol.

This is the second player in two days to suffer this fate from the Hurricanes, as starting goaltender Frederik Andersen is entered it this week, too. Although Fast isn't as big of a loss to them as the Vezina Trophy caliber goalie, he is a key part of their depth that they now won't have. 

Fast has been off to a solid start this campaign as well. In 29 games, he has scored seven goals and recorded 12 total points. Overall, he's not only been a steady and responsible forward, but also has given them solid depth scoring. Yet, with this news, the Canes likely won't have the 30-year-old forward until the new year. 

With Fast now in protocol, he has joined Sebastian Aho, Andrei Svechnikov, Jordan Staal, Stefan Noesen, Steven Lorentz, Seth Jarvis, Brendan Smith and Ian Cole. Thus, a plethora of Carolina's players are out, but perhaps some will be able to return for December 27th's contest against the Florida Panthers. 

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