Islanders prospect Bode Wilde unvaccinated, not attending camp
New York Islanders prospect Bode Wilde confirmed he is not at the team's training camp because he has chosen not to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
"Hoping my human rights are enough to let me play ... what a world," the 21-year-old defenseman wrote in a comment on Instagram, according to Arthur Staple of The Athletic.
Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello said earlier this week that there was one minor-league player who wouldn't get vaccinated and the team planned for that person to play elsewhere this season.
"We will not allow any player in our organization (to) participate unless they are vaccinated," Lamoriello said, according to the New York Post's Mollie Walker.
The Islanders selected Wilde in the second round of the 2018 draft. He spent the 2020-21 season with the team's AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Islanders, and registered six points in 22 games.