Arizona Coyotes place F Liam O’Brien under COVID-19 protocols

Dec 20, 2021, 7:20 PM
Max Comtois #44 of the Anaheim Ducks pushes Liam O'Brien #38 of the Arizona Coyotes during the firs...
Max Comtois #44 of the Anaheim Ducks pushes Liam O'Brien #38 of the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of a game at Honda Center on December 17, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Arizona Coyotes have placed forward Liam O’Brien under COVID-19 protocols, the club announced Monday.

The Coyotes had three players put in the protocols in the last week: forwards Jay Beagle, Lawson Crouse and Alex Galchenyuk.

Arizona had its second straight game postponed on Monday, a Tuesday matchup with the Seattle Kraken. Both of those postponements, per the NHL’s announcements, were due to the rising COVID-19 concerns for the Coyotes’ opposition.

The NHL has been active with postponements, pausing the seasons for 10 of its 32 teams because of the COVID-19 situations for those organizations.

O’Brien, 27, has played in 21 games for the Coyotes this season. He has one goal, one assist and a league-leading 57 penalty minutes.

Across four other seasons in the NHL, O’Brien played in a combined 29 games for the Colorado Avalanche and Washington Capitals.

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