Athanasiou, 27, has only had eight games under him this season. After a hot start – he had five points in his first four games – he was trailing four points in a row. Now the Kings will have to find a way to replace him for at least one match.
The team has not confirmed whether Athanasiou has indeed tested positive for coronavirus, but if he has and is experiencing any symptoms he will be absent for a minimum of 10 days. The team brought in 14 strikers, so the Kings didn’t necessarily call back in time for Wednesday’s action.
https://www.yardbarker.com/nhl/articles/kings_place_andreas_athanasiou_in_covid_protocol/s1_14825_36536894 Kings put Andreas Athanasiou in the COVID protocol