The NHL postponed the Monday night matchup between the Blackhawks and Flames due to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol, the League announced.
Calgary has six players – Elias Lindholm, Andrew Mangiapane, Brad Richardson, Adam Ruzicka, Chris Tanev, and Nikita Zadorov – and one staff member entering COVID-19 protocol within a 24-hour period. The NHL postponed the Flames’ games until at least Thursday.
“As an appropriate precaution, the team closed the training facilities, effective immediately. Also it will remain closed for players until further notice,” the NHL said in a statement. “The League is in the process of reviewing and revising the Flames regular-season schedule.
“The Flames organization followed, 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, provincial and national agencies.”
The Flames did not travel to Chicago for the game. They will have their games against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday and Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday postponed as well.
No Makeup Date Set Yet
The NHL is rescheduling the Blackhawks and Flames game but a date is not set yet.
The unexpected day off for the Blackhawks means the team will have three days off between games. The Blackhawks lost 5-4 at Toronto on Saturday and their next game is Wednesday against the Washington Capitals. Chicago has also moved its pregame ceremony to honor goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury’s 500th career win to Wednesday night.
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