Haas was lifted from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Haas tested positive for the virus in December but went back to practice for the first time Friday. It's unclear when he'll be ready to suit up for a game, but his first chance will be Saturday against Montreal.
Haas (COVID-19) resumed skating Friday.
Haas tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 21 and remains without a timetable for his return to game action, but he's clearly making progress in his recovery. Nonetheless, the 28-year-old forward is likely still at least a week away from joining Edmonton's active roster. Once cleared, Haas will hope to settle into a spot on the Oilers' fourth line.
Haas (COVID-19) will miss Wednesday's season opener versus the Canucks and at least the first week of the season, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Per Gregor, James Neal (undisclosed) could return to the Oilers next week, but Haas will be out longer than that. The 28-year-old Haas is recovering from COVID-19 -- his positive test was revealed Dec. 21. The Swiss center could eventually work his way into a fourth-line role which will be handled for now by Jujhar Khaira.
Haas (COVID-19) has yet to begin skating and could miss the start of the season, Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED reports.
Haas put together a solid rookie campaign last year, registering five goals on 54 shots, five assists and 58 hits while averaging just 9:42 of ice time. The Swiss center should push for a bottom-six role once fully fit but could end up on the taxi squad if his absence carries too far into the season.
Haas tested positive for COVID-19 which will cause him to miss the start of training camp.
Haas hasn't been able to travel to Edmonton due to his Covid-19 diagnosis which is why he won't be ready by Jan. 3. Still, this shouldn't significantly impact the 28-year-old center's chances of securing a spot on the 23-man roster for Opening Day, though the addition of Kyle Turris in the offseason does bolster the club's depth down the middle.
Haas was loaned to SC Bern of the Swiss NLA for the start of the 2020-21 season.
Haas last played for SC Bern back in 2018-19, when he registered 38 points in 50 appearances. In 58 outing with the Oilers this year, the 27-year-old center notched five goals, five helpers and 54 shots while averaging 9:42 of ice time. Haas figures to be a lock for the 23-man roster in 2020-21 while filling a bottom-six role for the Oilers.
Haas signed a one-year, $915,000 contract extension with the Oilers on Tuesday.
Haas has been solid while skating in a bottom-six role for Edmonton this season, picking up five goals and 10 points while averaging 9:42 of ice time per contest through 58 appearances. The 28-year-old pivot will likely have a similar, if not identical role with the Oilers in 2020-21, so don't expect him to be a viable fantasy option next season.
Haas registered just two points in 14 games in February.
Both points came in a Feb. 1 win over the Flames. Haas remains stuck on 10 points with 53 shots and 52 hits through 56 outings this year. He only carries fantasy value in the deepest of formats at best.
Haas has no points in his last six games.
Haas has been dry since the start of January, with just three points in his last 15 appearances. The Swiss center is filling a second-line role with Connor McDavid's quad injury thinning the Oilers' depth down the middle. However, if Haas doesn't start chipping in more, Riley Sheahan or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins might be given a chance in that role instead.
Haas scored on a penalty shot and added an assist in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Flames.
Haas helped out on Caleb Jones' second-period tally before earning the penalty shot on a Matthew Tkachuk hook. The Swiss center was a scratch for Wednesday's meeting between these teams, but he responded well Saturday. For the season, Haas has 10 points, 42 hits and 43 shots on net through 43 games.
Haas was a healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against the Flames.
Haas isn't particularly physical -- coach Dave Tippett wanted the heavy-hitting Jujhar Khaira in the lineup, which forced Haas to the press box. However, with Joakim Nygard suffering an upper-body injury Wednesday, Haas may soon be back in the lineup. The Swiss center has eight points, 40 hits and 40 shots on goal through 41 contests in a bottom-six role.
Haas scored a goal on two shots and added two PIM in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Bruins.
Haas got the Oilers on the board with an unassisted tally at 7:41 of the second period. He entered Saturday with no points in his previous nine outings. The 27-year-old pivot has eight points, 37 hits and 34 shots on goal in 36 contests this season.
Haas has no points in his last nine games.
The Swiss center has amassed 10 shots on goal and 11 hits in that span. Haas has been centering the third line, but coach Dave Tippett may cycle the 27-year-old out of the lineup if he can't break his recent funk.
Haas scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Wild.
Haas cut the Wild's lead to 4-3, and Connor McDavid's goal tied the game two minutes later, but the Oilers couldn't get ahead. Haas has a goal and an assist in his last three games. The Swiss center is up to seven points, 22 shots on goal and 25 hits through 26 contests.
Haas posted an assist and went 7-for-8 in faceoffs in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Sabres.
Haas picked up some residual power-play time on the second unit, setting up Joakim Nygard's tally in the second period. Haas is up to six points, 24 hits and 19 shots on goal in 24 appearances this season. The 27-year-old should continue to work in a low-scoring, bottom-six role.
Haas recorded an assist and three hits in a 4-2 win over the Golden Knights on Saturday.
Haas dished to Markus Granlund in the second period, helping restore a two-goal advantage for the Oilers. The Swiss center is up to five points, 13 shots on goal and 20 hits in 17 contests this year.
Haas registered an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Haas provided the secondary assist on Markus Granlund's opening goal at 3:34 of the first period. The Swiss forward has four points, 13 shots on goal and 16 hits in 15 games this season. His lack of production across the board and a bottom-six role will keep Haas off the fantasy radar.
Haas scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 4-0 win over the Devils.
Haas' goal in the second period staked the Oilers to 2-0 lead and helped to hold off the Devils, who had gained momentum in the middle frame. The Swiss center is up to three points in 11 contests this year. With Riley Sheahan back from injury, Haas anchored the fourth line, which could become a common role for the 27-year-old.
Haas scored a goal and added two hits in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Coyotes.
Haas tipped a point shot from Matt Benning to tie the game in the third period. It's his first career goal and second point in nine appearances this year. Haas also has 12 hits, but his fourth-line deployment makes it unlikely he'll be of interest to fantasy owners in 2019-20.
Haas was recalled from AHL Bakersfield on Saturday.
Haas has one helper through five games with Edmonton, so the 27-year-old Swiss forward's value will be limited, even if he gets into the lineup.
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