According to the Raleigh News & Observer’s Luke DeCock, Thursday and Saturday’s games between the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers at PNC Arena have both been postponed after four Hurricanes players tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 20, 2021
The Hurricanes’ game against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday also got postponed.
The NHL announced on Tuesday night that Hurricanes forward Warren Foegele, forward Jordan Martinook, defenseman Jaccob Slavin, forward Teuvo Teravainen, and captain Jordan Staal were among the players placed on COVID-19 protocol. Staal has been on COVID-19 protocol since the beginning of the 2020-21 season.
These are the sixth and seventh games that the NHL has had to postpone this season due to COVID-19. All of the games postponed feature teams within the Central Division (the Dallas Stars’ first four games were postponed after six players and two staff members tested positive).
The Hurricanes’ next game is scheduled for Tuesday at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning. They defeated the Predators 4-2 in their last game on Monday and have started the season 2-1-0.
Hurricanes-Panthers series (Thursday-Saturday) postponed, per source.
— Luke DeCock (@LukeDeCock) January 20, 2021
By Harrison Brown