The NHL and NHLPA announced the COVID-19 protocol for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

With Canada/U.S. border restrictions still in place, the policy outlines that NHL teams can suspend unvaccinated players who are unable to participate in club activities due to their vaccination status. Teams can also require said players to forfeit the equivalent of one day’s pay for each day the players miss in line with local, provincial/state or federal health regulations.