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Three Sabres return from COVID protocol list ahead of matchup with the New York Islanders

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 13:35:03-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Sabres will hit the ice Monday night for the team's first game since January 31 due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.

The Sabres had several players enter the NHL's COVID-19 protocol and several games were postponed following two games against the New Jersey Devils at the end of January.

Monday, Jake McCabe, Brandon Montour and Tobias Rieder returned from the COVID protocol. The team says they will be game-time decisions for Monday night's matchup against the New York Islanders.

Four Sabres remain in the NHL's COVID protocol: Dylan Cozens, Curtis Lazar, Casey Mittlestadt, Rasmus Ristolainen.

The team says McCabe, Montour and Rieder all confirmed they tested positive for COVID-19 and experienced varying degrees of symptoms.