The LA Kings have announced that forward Quinton Byfield has been placed on the league’s COVID-19 protocol list.
The @LAKings have made several player transactions:
Sean Durzi (D) and Christian Wolanin (D) have been recalled from Ontario Reign (AHL).
Samuel Fagemo (F) and Alex Turcotte (F) have been loaned to Ontario.
Quinton Byfield (F) has been placed on the non-roster/COVID-19 list.
— LA Kings PR (@LAKingsPR) December 21, 2021
Quinton Byfield, 19, has had rough luck this season, as he was out for two months due to an ankle injury suffered in the preseason. He was recently assigned to the Ontario Reign when he was cleared to play and had zero points through four games played there.
Byfield was called up to the NHL on Monday, and it appears as though he was set to make his season debut soon, but with the season on pause and now his assignment to the COVID protocol list, it looks like that will have to wait.