TOP News

Sports: Hurricanes' Ethan Bear enters COVID protocol

What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 8

  What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 8 Here's CBC Ottawa's latest roundup of key updates during the coronavirus pandemic.Here's everything you need to know about travelling to the U.S. — and returning home.

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.

Hurricanes put drama, jokes aside with donation to Canadiens charity

  Hurricanes put drama, jokes aside with donation to Canadiens charity Despite being enthralled in the NHL’s pettiest rivalry, the Carolina Hurricanes broke character on Saturday with a nice gesture toward the Montreal Canadiens to celebrate World Kindness Day. The Canes’ Twitter account announced on Saturday afternoon that the team made a donation to the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation. We may be a Bunch of Jerks, but we still care about our communities. In honor of #WorldKindnessDay, the #Canes have made a donation to the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation.Details » https://t.co/U5ReeuzpAJpic.twitter.

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.

Hurricanes open six-game road trip with 4-2 win at Vegas

  Hurricanes open six-game road trip with 4-2 win at Vegas LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sebastian Aho had a goal and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Tuesday night. Tony DeAngelo, Seth Jarvis, and Vincent Trocheck also scored for the Hurricanes, while Antti Raanta stopped 21 shots. Brett Howden and Shea Theodore scored for the Golden Knights. Robin Lehner made 38 saves. It was a matchup of two of the hottest teams in the league, as Carolina opened the season 11-2-0 and the Golden Knights came in riding an 8-2-0 run since starting the campaign 1-4-0. In the end, Carolina’s depth and speed on all four lines were too much for Vegas.

Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily. Always free! Sign up now ▸

More must-reads:

  • Hurricanes forward Seth Jarvis to play Monday, activating first year of entry level contract
  • November Prospect Check In
  • The '2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes' quiz

Related slideshow: One under-the-radar player for every NHL team (Provided by Yardbarker)

COVID updates, Dec. 2: No plan to add restrictions or expand eligibility for 3rd doses, Legault says .
Updated throughout the day on Thursday, Dec. 2. Questions/comments: [email protected] Top updates Quebec rolls out rapid home tests for children in daycares Omicron COVID-19 variant found in three U.S. states Ontarians aged 50 and older can soon book COVID-19 boosters Habs’ Brendan Gallagher and Sami Niku enter NHL’s COVID-19 protocol Another 57 Quebec health workers suspended for refusing vaccine, bringing total to 433 Coroner to investigate after man dies at end of 130-kilometre ambulance ride Video: As cases reach seven-month high, Legault doesn’t plan to add restrictions or expand 3rd dose eligibility No plan to add restrictions or expand eligibility for 3rd d

See also