10 More NHL Games Postponed

On Tuesday evening, the NHL announced that ten more upcoming games have been postponed.  They are as followed:

Detroit Red Wings @ New York Islanders (December 29th)

Pittsburgh Penguins @ Ottawa Senators (December 31st)

Winnipeg Jets @ Calgary Flames (December 31st)

Carolina Hurricanes @ Toronto Maple Leafs (January 3rd)

Washington Capitals @ Montreal Canadiens (January 4th)

Toronto Maple Leafs @ Montreal Canadiens (January 6th)

Buffalo Sabres @ Montreal Canadiens (January 8th)

Seattle Kraken @ Winnipeg Jets (January 8th)

Columbus Blue Jackets @ Montreal Canadiens (January 10th)

Minnesota Wild @ Winnipeg Jets (January 10th)

It isn't very surprising to see that the Islanders and Red Wings game has been postponed, as each team has multiple players out. Brock Nelson entered COVID-19 protocol on Tuesday for the Islanders, while Lucas Raymond and Nick Leddy most recently did for the Red Wings. 

You may notice that each of the other postponed games were set to be played in Canada. It isn't hard to see why the NHL opted to postpone these ones either, as attendance restrictions have been placed down. Therefore, the league would rather reschedule those contests if it means they will be able to sell more tickets at a later date.

Lastly, January 12th's game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will now take place at TD Garden, rather than the Bell Centre.

With this, the NHL now has postponed 80 games on the season.

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