Another day, one other postponement. The NHL announced that the New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins is not going to play Tuesday on account of “COVID-related issues” affecting the Devils. That means New Jersey is now off via the vacation break, as its recreation Thursday towards the Montreal Canadiens was beforehand postponed.
Notably, these two groups performed simply Sunday night time, with the Penguins popping out on prime 3-2. Nico Hischier, Ryan Graves and Jesper Boqvist have been all again on the ice Monday at observe after having been beforehand within the COVID protocol, however the announcement suggests there are extra constructive circumstances within the Devils group.
The depend is now at 43 for postponed video games within the NHL, one thing that would actually be categorised as a “material disruption,” the time period utilized by the league in regard to pulling the plug on the Olympics. There are after all different indicators that the gamers themselves don’t wish to attend, however these postponements probably would have been sufficient anyway.
There at the moment are simply 9 video games scheduled for this week within the NHL.