Two upcoming games between the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres have been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, the NHL announced on Tuesday. The Bruins were set to host the Sabres on Saturday, Feb. 6 and Monday, Feb. 8. Those games will be moved to a later date.
As announced by NHL PR, all Sabres games through Feb. 8 have been postponed after two players entered the COVID-19 protocols. According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, Taylor Hall and Rasmus Ristolainen are the two players who were added to the COVID list.
Per the league, the Sabres’ training facility is closed and will remain closed until further notice. The Sabres last played in Buffalo on Sunday and were set to travel to play the New York Islanders on Tuesday and Thursday, then to Boston to play the Bruins Saturday and next Monday.
The Sabres-Isles game on Tuesday was originally postponed because due to the inclement weather in the northeast, the league wasn’t able to complete COVID-19 protocols on time.
For the Bruins, it’s a narrowly avoided potential COVID problem with the Sabres staying in Buffalo for now. But the B’s are still set to face the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday and Friday, and you can hear both games on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Click here for the full on-air schedule.
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