Earlier today, it was announced that the Boston Bruins have decided to postpone two upcoming games, tomorrow against the Buffalo Sabres and Tuesday versus the New York Islanders. Saturday’s game in Buffalo was originally scheduled to be their first with fans in attendance. Tuesday’s game would have been the first with fans at TD Garden.
The National Hockey League made the decision as a result of four additional Boston Bruins Players entering the NHL’s COVID Protocols earlier today. It has been revealed that these players are: Jake DeBrusk, David Krejci, David Pastrnak and Craig Smith, who have joined Sean Kuraly on the NHL’s Covid Protocol list.
The Bruins will be able to re-open their facilities for practice on Wednesday, Mar. 24. The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups.
This comes a day after both the Bruins and Sabres cancelled their respective skates on Thursday. After testing and tracing, the game went ahead as scheduled and Bruins forward Sean Kuraly was placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list. Boston came out on top with the 4-1 victory.
The NHL has postponed several games since the start of the shortened season. The Sabres had a COVID-19 outbreak in early February, causing six games to be postponed. Two of those contests were against the Bruins.
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