The NHL announced on Monday afternoon that two additional Buffalo Sabres games (Feb. 11 and Feb. 13 ) against the Washington Capitals have been postponed. The Sabres currently have nine players on the COVID-related absences list in addition to coach Ralph Krueger, who has tested positive for COVID-19.
NEW YORK (Feb. 8, 2021) — The National Hockey League announced today that two additional Buffalo Sabres games (Feb. 11 and Feb. 13 vs. Washington); three more New Jersey Devils contests (Feb. 11 and Feb. 13 vs. Philadelphia and Feb. 15 vs. Boston) and two additional Minnesota Wild games (Feb. 11 vs. St. Louis and Feb. 13 vs. Los Angeles) have been postponed as a result of the NHL’s COVID Protocols.
A decision on the three teams’ resumption of practice and game play will be made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Clubs’ medical groups in the coming days.
All three organizations have, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of their Players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, local, state and national agencies.
The Capitals face the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night at Capital One Arena. Assuming no further schedule changes, their next games are set for Sunday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 16 against the Penguins in Pittsburgh.
By Jon Sorensen