Flyers forward Jakub Voracek had to find lots of things to do to keep himself busy while he was in quarantine after being placed on the NHL COVID-19 protocol list. When asked by a reporter what he did during quarantine on Friday during a post-practice media availability, his answer didn’t disappoint.
Jakub Voracek played the popular video game Call of Duty almost every day, sometimes at 7:00 at night. He slept for half of the day. Voracek also says he stayed up until 5:00 am to watch tennis. Seems like the dude is living his best life, and knows the Call of Duty grind very well.
Voracek has missed a few games after he was placed on the NHL COVID-19 list on February 11th, just one day after Claude Giroux and Justin Braun were placed on the list.
It was later revealed that Voracek did test positive for COVID-19, but clarified that he did not experience any symptoms in his press conference on Friday afternoon. Voracek returned to team practice Friday and he said that he felt way better than he expected.
Oskar Lindblom and Scott Laughton, both of whom were placed on the COVID-19 protocol list, also returned to practice on Friday. Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault said he expects all three players to be in the lineup for the Saturday night game against Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo.
It’s great to have Voracek back in the lineup and even more great that he didn’t experience any symptoms, thankfully. That wasn’t the case with Claude Giroux. Giroux said he experienced pretty bad symptoms but they cleared up in 3-4 days, he said.
Look for Voracek to put up one good performance in his first game back potentially on Saturday night in Buffalo. Brian Elliott will be the starting goaltender.