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Edmonton Oilers goaltender Stuart Skinner makes a save during a game against the Boston Bruins, at Rogers Place, in Edmonton, on Dec. 9, 2021.Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

The Edmonton Oilers placed goaltender Stuart Skinner into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on Monday.

The 23-year-old was recalled from the team’s taxi squad Saturday before allowing five goals – including four in the third period – on 25 shots in a 6-4 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Skinner is 4-6-0 this season with a .907 save percentage and a 2.93 goals-against average.

Mikko Koskinen is likely to get the call in goal Thursday when Edmonton hosts the Florida Panthers with Mike Smith sidelined by a thumb injury.

The Oilers sat first in the Western Conference with a 16-5-0 record on Dec. 1, but are just since 2-10-2 to tumble out of a playoff spot.