DeBrincat, Boqvist Placed On COVID List

After a couple solid wins against the Detroit Red Wings this weekend, we’re right back in WTF territory.

The Blackhawks announced on Monday evening that defenseman Adam Boqvist and forward Alex DeBrincat have been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol List. Neither player will be available for practices, travel or games until he is removed from the protocol.

This is tough news, obviously. Chicago’s power play has been rolling and both of these young players have an important role. DeBrincat leaving the lineup takes a good scorer out of an already thin offensive unit as well.

The good news is this should open the door for more ice time – maybe even on special teams? – for Ian Mitchell.

23 thoughts on “DeBrincat, Boqvist Placed On COVID List

  • January 25, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Doen’t mean they have covid alot things cause them to be placed on list. Hopefully they are ok and be back soon.

  • January 25, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Perhaps Kurashev will get some PP1 time along with Mitchell. I’d like to see how the youngsters look with Strome, Shaw, and Kane.

    @ Ian..agree, they could have flu like symptoms and that’s more than enough to be put into protocol for 10 days or so.

    Lastly, I remember Carlsson getting some practice time on the right side. Maybe he gets called from the taxi squad to pair up with Keith. Or Zadorov moves to the right and Beaudin or Carlsson could slot in on the left side for a few games.

    The one benefit of a year where the Hawks want to evaluate everyone is you have a chance to evaluate everyone. Give more of the kids a look.

  • January 25, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Agreed that hopefully their absence is short

    I would like to see Carlsson and I imagine that’s who draws in on D

    I’m also expecting Highmore to draw in but maybe Chalupa gets a look

  • January 25, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    … or Entwistle

  • January 25, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    All you can do is pray they are OK and other kids get playing time. Gives Kid Coach more experience at juggling lines.

  • January 25, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Hopefully both are covid free.

  • January 25, 2021 at 6:54 pm


  • January 25, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Hopefully they ok and proves only to be a false/positive situation…
    Next man up…..
    Subban time?

  • January 25, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Billy Reay – who you got Subban playing for? DeBrincat or Boqvist? LOL

  • January 25, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Dcat and Boq live together so that explains why they’re both in protocol

    Hopefully it’s precautionary because one or both was in close contact with someone who later tested positive

  • January 25, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Wrap hope that’s all it is and not serious. Wouldn’t mind seeing Hagel in Cats spot for a game and Highmore back in on 4th line, others moves in 2nd half of back to back maybe. Carlsson was working Keith in camp, so make sense, he could play with him 5 on 5. Wrap Chalupa had a terrible camp from what i read about him.

  • January 25, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Bummer. But, gives a couple other players an opportunity to play, Hopefully either Carlsson or Beaudin (although both are LDs replacing an RD) and Highmore.

  • January 25, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Chalupa is in Rockford for their camp.

    Wallmark, Highmore, Entwistle, Johnson or Pirri are the options to draw in for cat in the time being.

    Beaudin, Carlsson or Kalynuk for Boqvist.

  • January 26, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Hagel will probably get a good opportunity to play more minutes and show what he can do. Carlson will probably see some ice time for a few games also
    Happy we didn’t sign Murray at more the 6 millions per year with his new contract .

  • January 26, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Have to think Wallmark and Carlsson draw in.

    Question is:
    Wallmark slot in on 24/88 line? Or Hagel? or Kurashev? another option would be Janmark

    personally- I would like one of young Bucks- Hagel or Kurashev w/24/88
    Hagel for puck pursuit/go to net
    Kurashev- better play maker- for 24/88

  • January 26, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Next question-
    Will Mitchell be given PP time? I would love to see it. But they probably don’t want to offend Keith

  • January 26, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Put Hagel with Kane and Suter.Carllson with Keith.Highmore back with Kamph and Carpenter.

  • January 26, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Exposure to Covid could have been a very innocent thing. However, the bubble that existed during the playoffs doesn’t exist now. Here’s hoping all of the players are very diligent about who and how they interact with people. Keeping everybody healthy is going to be paramount.

  • January 26, 2021 at 10:06 am

    I’d like to see Kubalik moved up with Kane

    Maybe Hagel could then move up beside Strome and Highmore or Wallmark onto the 4th line

  • January 26, 2021 at 10:33 am

    I’m not up to speed with Covid protocol stuff. If DCat and Boqvist don’t actually have Covid and it is a “came in contact” thing – how many days are they required to be out? I suspect it is around 10 days or 2 weeks – can someone let me know.

  • January 26, 2021 at 10:46 am

    EB they could be waiting for test resuts now, unlikely they get cleared in time for either game in Nashville but not sure on that, as i think they need 2 negative tests. Could be back on Friday against CBJ if no positives.

  • January 26, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Wrap thought of that too, but not sure how many changes be wanting to make coming off 2 wins. Maybe that be more of in game move to try give team a spark.

  • January 26, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    What Indian said. DET had lots? of players out with corona so maybe came from someone there who wasnt out and passed it along.

    If it was Q he would just put 57/Reims with 2 and see how it goes keeping every pair line the same basically.

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