Blue Jackets place Jakub Voracek into protocol

The Columbus Blue Jackets gained one and lost one to the COVID-19 protocol on Thursday.

Forward Jakub Voracek was placed into the NHL protocol while forward Alexandre Texier was activated from it. The 32-year-old is tied for the Blue Jackets' points lead (25) and leads the team in assists (24).

Texier, 22, has 19 points (11 goals, eight assists) in 30 games. He was placed in the protocol on Jan. 7.

The Blue Jackets begin a three-game road trip Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes.

--Field Level Media

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