Boughner unable to coach Sharks in protocol, MacLean takes over vs. Jets


SAN JOSE — Bob Boughner will not coach the San Jose Sharks on Saturday after being placed in the NHL COVID-19 protocol.

Assistant John MacLean will coach the Sharks against the Winnipeg Jets at SAP Center.

Also placed into protocol were Sharks forwards Andrew Cogliano, Jonathan Dahlen and Matt Nieto, and defensemen Erik Karlsson, Jake Middleton, Radim Simek and Marc-Edouard Vlasic. They are unable to play, as is forward and captain Logan Couture, who has a non-COVID illness.

Forwards Nick Merkley, Jaycob Megna and John Leonard, and defensemen Nicolas Meloche and Ryan Merkley, were recalled from San Jose of the American Hockey League.

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