Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana was added to the NHL’s covid-19 protocol list Saturday, joining teammates Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Samsonov. Vrana did not practice with the team Saturday. The Capitals said he was taking a maintenance day.

Kuznetsov and Samsonov have spent over two weeks on the list, following a positive test from Samsonov. Alex Ovechkin and Dmitry Orlov were also initially sidelined with Kuznetsov and Samsonov, but they have since returned to action.

Players can find themselves on the list for multiple reasons, including positive tests, contact tracing, symptoms or quarantines because of travel.

“I think we have to do more, whether it is testing or putting in measures that protect us without it disturbing our preparation and the game being played,” center Lars Eller said. “So I think we have to do a little bit more, and hopefully the decision-makers together can figure out what those measures are that we have to take.”

Vrana is the first Washington player included on the list since the four Russians were added in late January. Players cannot practice or play while they are on it.

The Capitals are still set to face the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Arena at noon Sunday.

As of Saturday, 43 players from nine teams were on the NHL’s covid-19 protocol list, which has included almost 100 players across the league since the season began 3½ weeks ago. Fewer than half of those players ended up on it because of confirmed positive tests, according to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.