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Calgary Flames left wing Milan Lucic, second from right, celebrates a goal with teammates Andrew Mangiapane, left, defenceman Noah Hanifin, second from left, and centre Mikael Backlund, on Dec. 2.Mark J. Terrill/The Associated Press

Three more Calgary Flames have entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

The Flames confirmed in a short statement on social media Tuesday that defenceman Noah Hanifin and forwards Milan Lucic and Sean Monahan have joined six other players and a staff member in the league’s protocol.

“Our team is 100 per cent vaccinated and some like myself also have a booster,” Lucic wrote Tuesday in a Twitter post.

“Looking forward to being back on the ice soon!”

Forwards Elias Lindholm, Andrew Mangiapane, Brad Richardson and Adam Ruzicka and defencemen Chris Tanev and Nikita Zadorov entered protocol Monday.

The additions to the protocol come a day after the NHL postponed three Flames games: Monday in Chicago; Tuesday in Nashville and Thursday’s at home against Toronto.

The league said in a release Monday the games were postponed because of concern of continued spread and the likelihood of additional positive cases.

The Flames’ training facilities were closed. Calgary is scheduled to host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.

Calgary became the third team to have its season interrupted by the virus.

Three Ottawa Senators games were postponed and the New York Islanders had two called off last month.