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The NHL is taking additional steps to try to prevent further issues.

Every professional sport is dealing with increased issues because of the increased transmission of COVID-19 as the Omicron variant takes hold.

On Saturday morning, the National Hockey League and NHLPA jointly announced the immediate adoption of enhanced COVID-19 measures.

These measures will remain in effect through the holiday season and the New Year, and will be re-evaluated no later than Jan. 7, 2022, by the NHL and the NHLPA.

These new measures are a return to preventative measures consistent with last year’s Protocols for all players — vaccinated and unvaccinated —  and all members of each club’s traveling party.

You can read the complete new measures here.

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.