A total of 67 games this season have already been postponed.
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The situation in the NHL has not improved. After announcing that its players would not go to the Beijing Olympics, the American Ice Hockey League announced, on Sunday, the postponement of three new matches due to “Covid.” The NHL had already postponed the resumption of the championship after the Christmas holidays to Tuesday instead of Monday. The meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening between Columbus and Chicago, as well as the Wednesday meeting between Pittsburgh and Toronto, and thus between Boston and Ottawa will take place on later dates.
“The NHL and the NHL Players Association will continue to monitor test results and team readiness for the coming days and weeks.”, the NHL said in a statement, adding that a “Miscellaneous factors” It will be taken into account when evaluating whether the match should be postponed. The NHL also announced that teams will once again be allowed to form six-man reserve teams, ortaxi teamsTo make up for virus absences in their workforce. This measure was already applied last season at the heart of the first waves of the epidemic.
– NHL Public Relations (PR_NHL) December 27, 2021
Players from reserve teams will be allowed to travel and train at their discretion, but will only be able to participate in a match if they are called up and placed on the so-called “active” players list. The NHL and the players’ union have also agreed to allow teams to urgently recall minor league players if Covid-related absences leave them without a full complement.
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