Here is what the NHL has been doing over the past couple of weeks to prepare for he league's resumption:NOVEMBER 22Hurricanes young defenseman Ehtan Bear has tested positive for coronavirus and entered the league’s COVID protocol. Read more here.NOVEMBER 19The New York Islanders are supposed to open their brand new arena Saturday night, but they may be without their captain for the festivities. The team announced Friday that Anders Lee and Ross Johnston have been placed in the COVID protocol. Read more here.The Montreal Canadiens won’t have their general manager traveling with them for the next little while, as Marc Bergevin has a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The team announced that he is being monitored by the Canadiens’ medical staff and following league protocols. Read more here.The Ottawa Senators haven't played since last Sunday because of a COVID-19 outbreak that forced the postponements of their subsequent three games. One of those contests was rescheduled ahead of the weekend. Per the NHL's official website, Ottawa's matchup at the New Jersey Devils originally set to take place this past Tuesday will now occur on Dec. 6 at Prudential Center. Read more here.NOVEMBER 17During Tuesday night’s game against the Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin exited partway through and didn’t return. The team announced that he was pulled because of COVID testing and is now in the protocol. The Red Wings did not confirm whether Larkin tested positive, but Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff reports that a positive test result from the morning was received by the team during the game. Read more here.Another Vegas Golden Knight is now unavailable to the team, as Michael Amadio has been placed in the COVID protocol. Amadio joins William Carrier and Jonathan Marchessault in the protocol. Read more here.NOVEMBER 16Things are going from bad to worse for the Vegas Golden Knights. The team placed Jonathan Marchessault in the COVID protocol, making him unavailable for the time being. He joins William Carrier, who was put in the protocol Monday. Read more here.Washington Capitals veteran Lars Eller has been placed in the COVID protocol. Read more here.NOVEMBER 15The Arizona Coyotes placed Johan Larssonin the COVID protocol. Larsson joins Andrew Ladd in the protocol, who was placed there over the weekend. Read more here.The NHL is expected to postpone the Ottawa Senators' next three games as the team deals with a massive COVID-19 outbreak, multiple outlets reported on Monday. The team was originally supposed to fly to New Jersey Monday to prepare for a Tuesday night game against the Devils. The Senators canceled practices last week as a precaution and have reportedly spread players out in the dressing room to keep contact to a minimum. Players are also being tested multiple times a day in conjunction with league safety protocols, which skaters say has become a distraction. Read more here.Golden Knights forward William Carrier was placed in the protocol. Read more here.NOVEMBER 14Per the team’s communications department, the Ottawa Senators placed forward Drake Batherson in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on Sunday. Batherson becomes the fifth Sens forward and 10th Sens player overall now listed as non-roster due to COVID-19. It’s a tough loss for an already depleted Senators team. Batherson leads Ottawa in scoring with 16 points in just 14 games. Read more here.NOVEMBER 13The Coyotes are the latest team to lose a player to the NHL’s COVID protocol as Arizona announced that winger Andrew Ladd has been added to the protocol. Read more here.Less than 12 hours after being removed from the COVID protocol, Ottawa Senators defenseman Nikita Zaitsev was added back to it just before Saturday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Read more here.NOVEMBER 12The San Jose Sharks removed seven players from the COVID protocol. Kevin Labanc, Erik Karlsson, Timo Meier, Jacob Middleton, Matthew Nieto, Radim Simek and Marc-Edouard Vlasic have all been removed from the protocol and added back to the active roster. Head coach Bob Boughner, head trainer Ray Tufts and equipment manager Mike Aldrich have also all been removed from the protocol. Read more here.NOVEMBER 11The Senators announced that Alex Formenton and Matt Murrayhave been placed in the COVID protocol. Formenton and Murray join a growing list of players in the protocol for Ottawa, which also includes Connor Brown, Victor Mete, Austin Watson, Nick Holden, Dylan Gambrell, Josh Brown, as well as assistant coach Jack Capuano. Read more here.The Pittsburgh Penguins are getting some reinforcements back from the COVID protocol, as both Marcus Pettersson and Chad Ruhwedel have been activated. Read more here.NOVEMBER 10The Ottawa Senators placed a sixth player in the COVID protocol, adding Josh Brown to it Wednesday morning. He joins Victor Mete, Austin Watson, Nick Holden, Connor Brown and Dylan Gambrell as players unavailable to the Senators currently, along with assistant coach Jack Capuano, who is also in the protocol. Read more here. San Jose Sharks head coach Bob Boughner told the press Wednesday he felt mostly fine during his time in the NHL's COVID protocol. It marked Boughner's first media appearance since he and seven players were placed in COVID protocol. Read more here.The Seattle Kraken are getting a reinforcement, as Jared McCann has been activated from the COVID protocol and was back at practice Wednesday. Read more here.Captain Sidney Crosby and defenseman Brian Dumoulin entered the league's COVID-19 protocol back on Nov. 3, but general manager Ron Hextall said they should be out of the COVID protocol on Saturday. Read more here.NOVEMBER 9The Senators placed Victor Mete in the COVID protocol. Mete joins Austin Watson, Nick Holden, Connor Brown, Dylan Gambrell and assistant coach Jack Capuano in the protocol. Read more here.NOVEMBER 8The Ottawa Senators canceled practice Monday for precautionary reasons, suggesting that there was more bad COVID news coming down the pipe. The team has now announced that Connor Brown and Dylan Gambrell have both been placed in the COVID protocol and are unavailable. The two Senators forwards join teammates Austin Watson, Nick Holden and coach Jack Capuano in the protocol, though the team has not confirmed any additional positive results. Read more here.NOVEMBER 4The Pittsburgh Penguins confirmed that head coach Mike Sullivan tested positive for COVID-19. Read more here.NOVEMBER 3The Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks added several players to the COVID protocol. For Pittsburgh, it’s a worst-case scenario, as Sidney Crosby and Brian Dumoulinentered the protocol. Both are confirmed positives, and while Dumoulin is asymptomatic, Crosby is experiencing mild symptoms. That means the captain is out for at least 10 days. In Chicago, things aren’t much better. Though Henrik Borgstrom was removed from the protocol, Tyler Johnson and Isaak Phillips were added, meaning they’re unavailable for Wednesday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Blackhawks have not said whether either one is a confirmed positive case. Read more here.NOVEMBER 2The St. Louis Blues have placed Kyle Clifford in the COVID protocol, joining Ryan O’Reilly and Ville Husso with the non-roster designation. Clifford is the Blues’ fourth player to be added to the protocol this season, as Brandon Saad previously spent time on the list. Read more here.The San Jose Sharks are dealing with one of the worst COVID testing situations in the league, with six players in the protocol as of Monday, along with head coach Bob Boughner. Just before the rest of the group took the ice Tuesday morning, it was announced that Timo Meier has also been put in the protocol, though Jonathan Dahlen has been removed from it. That means their number remains at six players, with Meier joining Erik Karlsson, Jacob Middleton, Matthew Nieto, Radim Simek and Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Head trainer Ray Tufts has also been put in the protocol, meaning Will Leonard from the San Jose Barracuda will have to help the NHL club for the time being. Read more here.NOVEMBER 1The Chicago Blackhawks could soon have their best player back in the lineup, as Patrick Kane is out of the COVID protocol. Kane was seen on the ice at Monday morning’s skate. Assistant coaches Tomas Mitell and Matt Meacham are also out of the protocol. Read more here.The Pittsburgh Penguins received some good news Monday as Kris Letang has exited the COVID protocol and will rejoin the club on Wednesday. It’s not all roses, though, as both Chad Ruhwedel and Marcus Pettersson have confirmed positive cases and have now entered the protocol. While Ruhwedel is asymptomatic, Pettersson is experiencing symptoms meaning he will miss at least 10 days. Read more here.The San Jose Sharks are still reeling from a COVID-19 scare that sidelined multiple players and head coach Bob Boughner over the weekend. Team Teal placed multiple players in COVID protocol, and captain Logan Couture was scratched from the lineup due to being "under the weather" just a couple hours before Saturday's game against the Winnipeg Jets. Couture and forward Andrew Cogliano, who was placed in the protocol, returned to practice on Monday morning, while Erik Karlsson, Radim Simek, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Jacob Middleton, Jonathan Dahlen and Matt Nieto remained absent. Kevin Labanc, who played in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win, was also absent from practice on Monday and added to the COVID list. With so many players sidelined on Saturday, San Jose subsequently recalled five players from the AHL club, the Barracuda. The Barracuda's game Sunday against the Stockton Heat was postponed because forward Noah Gregor, goalie Zachary Sawchenko and goaltending coach Dany Sabourin were placed in the AHL COVID protocol. There is no word yet on when the make-up game will take place. Read more here.It’s been a tumultuous start to the season for Max Domi, and he now finds himself on the sidelines once again. The Columbus Blue Jackets forward has been placed in the COVID protocol and is out indefinitely. According to Aaron Portzline of The Athletic, Domi tested positive on Sunday and will be out at least 10 days. Read more here.OCTOBER 31St. Louis Blues goaltender Ville Husso has been added to the COVID protocol. Read more here.The Los Angeles Kings placed forwards Viktor Arvidsson and Gabriel Vilardi in COVID-19 protocol, per the team’s public relations department. Read more here.OCTOBER 26The Chicago Blackhawks have been dealing with several COVID-related absences lately, and you can add a new pair of names to that list. Jonathan Toews and Henrik Borgstrom have been added to the protocol. Read more here.Tuesday, the St. Louis Blues announced that Ryan O’Reilly has joined Brandon Saad in the COVID protocol. Read more here.OCTOBER 18On Monday, the league confirmed that it has suspended Sharks star Evander Kane 21 games without pay for violating its coronavirus-related health and safety protocols. He will be eligible to return on Nov. 30 against the New Jersey Devils. Read more here.