Sports: Hurricanes' Ethan Bear enters COVID protocol

Orlov scores late, Caps beat Hurricanes for 9th win in 11

  Orlov scores late, Caps beat Hurricanes for 9th win in 11 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dmitry Orlov scored on a power play with 2:55 remaining, and the Washington Capitals recovered after blowing a two-goal lead to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Sunday. Alex Ovechkin and Aliaksei Protas scored 59 seconds apart in the second period for the Capitals, who’ve won nine of their last 11 games (9-1-1). John Carlson added an empty-netter after posting two assists earlier. The winning goal, which was set up by Tom Wilson’s pass, came just seconds after Washington’s 5-on-3 advantage expired, but the Capitals still had time with an extra skater. Washington has a power-play goal in three of its last four games.

The Carolina Hurricanes might have Seth Jarvis in the lineup Monday night, but they won’t have Ethan Bear. The young defenseman has tested positive for coronavirus and entered the league’s COVID protocol.

Any absence from the lineup is a notable one, as the Hurricanes will have to look elsewhere for Ethan Bear?s minutes on the back end. © James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Any absence from the lineup is a notable one, as the Hurricanes will have to look elsewhere for Ethan Bear?s minutes on the back end.

Bear, 24, has been excellent for the Hurricanes so far this season, recording six points in 16 games while averaging more than 18 minutes a night. The former Edmonton Oilers defenseman is in his first year with the new club after a trade brought him to Carolina in exchange for Warren Foegele.

A bear killed by a hunter wounded in Ariège

 A bear killed by a hunter wounded in Ariège seriously injured by a bear, a 70-year-old hunter shot down the animal, which was with his little ones. © Danièle Schneider / Photononstop via AFP A hunter wounded by a bear in Ariège, the bear killed by the hunter. This hanging on Saturday in the massif of the Couserans risk of on the war of the bear in a department where we consider that cohabitation is impossible. Saturday afternoon, a group of hunters hunted the boar over the commune of Seix, about sixty kilometers east of Foix.

In the second season of a two-year, $4 million deal signed in 2020, Bear will be looking for another raise this offseason when he hits arbitration-eligible restricted free agency. His current back-loaded deal means he’ll be owed a $2.4 million qualifying offer, and strong play could even have him in line for a multi-year extension.

With that in mind, any absence from the lineup is a notable one, as the Hurricanes will have to look elsewhere for Bear’s minutes on the back end. Because he is a confirmed positive case, if he experiences any symptoms, he’ll miss a minimum of 10 days. Considering that head coach Rod Brind’Amour told reporters including Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer earlier Monday that Bear was “not feeling great” it is safe to assume that he is symptomatic.

Barabanov's OT goal leads Sharks past Hurricanes 2-1

  Barabanov's OT goal leads Sharks past Hurricanes 2-1 SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Barabanov scored with 3:18 remaining in overtime and the San Jose Sharks handed Carolina its third loss of the season with a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes on Monday night. Kevin Labanc tied the game early in the third before Barabanov won just after a power play expired to give San Jose its second win in the past six games. “This is a huge team win,” coach Bob Boughner said. “It’s tough saying that after 18 games or whatever, but team confidence is huge.” The Sharks went more than 135 minutes without a goal before breaking through late against Antti Raanta and the Hurricanes.

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