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OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 27: team mates Thomas Chabot #72 and Ron Hainsey #81 of the Ottawa Senators defend against Jake DeBrusk #74 of the Boston Bruins as he tries to skate in-between them at Canadian Tire Centre on November 27, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins have a game coming up on Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators – for now.

The Senators’ COVID-19 problem is graduating to a full-on outbreak, just over 24 hours before Ottawa is scheduled to face the B’s at TD Garden. Most recently, the Sens cancelled Monday’s practice in Ottawa for precautionary reasons. Their next scheduled practice is for Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Boston.

Since Friday, Nov. 5, the Senators have placed five in the COVID-19 protocol: forwards Austin Watson, Connor Brown, and Dylan Gambrell; defenseman Nick Holden; and associate coach Jack Capuano, according to Ottawa’s communication department. The Bruins, meanwhile, have had no COVID-related roster issues so far this season. Their last player to enter the COVID protocol was Jake DeBrusk in April.

If Tuesday’s game ends up taking place as scheduled, it would be the first meeting between the Bruins and Senators since Dec. 9, 2019. The shortened 2019-20 campaign, and temporary realignment the following season, have kept the Bruins and Sens off each other’s schedules for nearly two calendar years.

We’ll keep you posted on the status of Tuesday’s contest. If it happens on time, you can get the call of the game at 7 p.m. on 98.5 The Sports Hub, starting with pregame at 6:30.

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