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Michael Stone Out Today, Covid Protocol

The Flames haven't said what caused Stone to be placed on COVID-19 Protocol.

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Michael Stone was not with the Flames at practice today per the organization. He is currently out due to being placed on COVID-19 Protocol. There's no indication if Stone has tested positive, is a close contact, is exhibiting symptoms or just isn't feeling well. The team also hasn't said if this is just a "today" thing and he will be back before the Flames open their regular season on Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers.

Coming into the preseason the all of the Flames players were vaccinated so hopefully this is just something minor for Stone. And not just for the hockey side of it, but for his health as well.

Calgary won't be the first team in the Pacific dealing with a potential Covid related issue. The Seattle Kraken open their season tonight, playing their first ever game and are without four players who are out due to COVID protocol.

We will keep you posted on any updates regarding Stone's health.