Bruins COVID-19 Issues Force Saturday, Tuesday Postponements
Things were going good there for a while, but it looks like the NHL's COVID Protocols are once again rearing their ugly head.
The National Hockey League announced today, that as a result of four additional Boston Bruins Players entering the NHL’s COVID Protocols earlier today, the team’s games on Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres and Tuesday versus the New York Islanders will need to be postponed. The two postponements brings now to seven, the number of Bruins games that have been postponed this year due to COVID-19 issues.
Pending test results that are expected back in the coming days, it is expected that the Bruins will be able to re-open their facilities for practice on Wednesday, March 24th.
The decision to postpone the two games was made by the League’s, Players Association and Club’s medical groups. The players names were not provided by the NHL Public Relations Office, which issued a press release earlier this afternoon announcing the game postponements.
The Bruins’ organization has, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of its Players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, local, state and national agencies.
The Bruins are expected to resume practicing next Wednesday and they could return to game action next Thursday, March 25th against the Islanders at the earliest, according to the league.
Their next scheduled game after that would be Saturday, March 27th at home against the Sabres. The league has not said yet when the postponed games will be made up, but that information should be released at some point soon.
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