The NHL announced on Friday afternoon that the Boston Bruins’ games against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Arena on Saturday and the New York Islanders at TD Garden on Tuesday have been postponed after four players landed on COVID-19 protocol.
The NHL is hopeful that the Bruins will be able to open their practice facility on Wednesday.
The Bruins are scheduled to host the Islanders on Thursday after beating the Sabres 4-1 this past Thursday. They are currently three points ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers for the fourth spot in the East Division.
The NHL will update its COVID-19-related absences list on Friday afternoon.
The Sabres are scheduled to visit the New York Rangers on Monday and the Islanders will play two more games against the Flyers before they are scheduled to visit Boston next week.
By Harrison Brown