NHL

Patrick Kane cleared from COVID-19 protocol, returns to Chicago lineup

Chicago forward Patrick Kane has been removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol ahead of Monday night's game against visiting Ottawa along with assistant coaches Tomas Mitell and Matt Meacham.

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Patrick Kane was removed from COVID-19 protocol and will suit up against the Ottawa Senators on Monday night after having missed the previous four games. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Chicago forward Patrick Kane has been removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.

Assistant coaches Tomas Mitell and Matt Meacham also have left the protocol.

Kane is in the lineup as Chicago tries for its first win of the season Monday night against the Ottawa Senators. He missed the previous four games.

"It's just good to have him back in the locker room and on the ice," centre Kirby Dach said.

Kane entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocol on Oct. 23. He has one goal and four assists in five games this season.

The use of the COVID-19 list doesn't necessarily mean Kane or the coaches tested positive. They could have been deemed a close contact of someone who tested positive. The team was 100 per cent vaccinated at the start of training camp.

Forwards Henrik Borgstrom and Jujhar Khaira and defenceman Riley Stillman remain in the protocol.

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