NHL Postpones Two More Games

The NHL has postponed Monday night's game between the New Jersey Devils and Tampa Bay Lightning. Along with this, they also have rescheduled January 10th's game between the Ottawa Senators and Edmonton Oilers to January 15th.
It isn't surprising to see the Devils-Lightning game being moved. At this time, the Devils have a total of nine players in COVID-19 protocol - with Janne Kuokkanen and Damon Severson most recently entering them. As an attempt to avoid spreading it to the Lightning, it seems like the best course of action to play this game at a later date. 

Just like the Devils, the Oilers are dealing with a ton of players being out, too. Connor McDavid, Kailer Yamamoto, Tyson Barrie, Evan Bouchard, Warren Foegele, Tyler Benson, Brendan Perlini, Derek Ryan, Slater Koekkoek, and Ilya Konovalov are all in COVID-19 protocol. By pushing this contest back by a few days, it should result in a few players being ready to go by the 15th. 

As we inevitably have more postponements, it would be nice for games to be rescheduled this quickly on a more regular basis. 

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