Given what happened in the Habs and Oilers game and on the heels of Tomas Nosek getting yanked out of the Vegas Golden Knights game on Tuesday, it’s pretty clear how critical rapid testing has now become. Where are we on that front?
Frank Seravalli: This has been a massive undertaking on the NHL’s part over the last week, securing enough docking stations to finally roll out rapid testing across the 24 United States-based teams. They had enough docking stations as of Wednesday night to make that effective, they’re still going to be limited in the capacity that they can test on a daily basis, so for right now it’s just going to be players. They’re eventually going to roll that out to the regular PCR test in addition to a rapid test per game day and then they’re going to try and find a way to roll this out for the seven Canadian-based teams as well. We’re talking about hundreds of these little docking station devices that process these tests, 22 per team, so it’s been a massive undertaking, but not a moment too soon to try to keep these players and staff safe.
Because of the pandemic, plans for this year’s NHL Draft are still very much up in the air and now we could also see changes to the Draft Lottery itself?