Some more vaccination controversy in the NHL today.
Forward Zac Rinaldo signed a one year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason but has been informed he's not welcome to training camp because of his refusal to get vaccinated.
The Blue Jackets have stated the team will be 100% vaccinated to start the season with no exceptions.
“We’re going to have 67 players come into camp, and they’re all fully vaccinated," Davidson said. "It’s a really important issue for us. It’s a team-first issue. We win as a team and lose as a team. Everything we do, we do together.
“We have a responsibility as the leaders of the organization. We want our people vaccinated. We want them wearing masks as much as possible.”
"The ball is in his court right now," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen added. "We do everything as a team. That’s a requirement of being a Blue Jacket. We’re going with the group we have here, which is 100 percent vaccinated. We’ll see how it develops.”
Rinaldo appeared at a "anti-vaccine passport" rally last week in Hamilton, Ontario.