Boston Bruins

DALLAS - APRIL 08: An NHL logo on a goal at American Airlines Center on April 8, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The National Hockey League has postponed Saturday’s head-to-head between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens, the league confirmed Friday.

The postponement comes with the Bruins in the midst of a significant COVID outbreak, with seven players and two team staffers added to the league’s COVID protocols since Tuesday morning.

Boston’s COVID outbreak forced the Bruins to play with just 11 forwards and six defensemen last night, with Oskar Steen added to the COVID list less than half an hour before puck drop in the team’s 3-1 loss to the Islanders at UBS Arena.

The Bruins originally planned to practice in New York before making their way to Canada for Saturday night, but with the postponement official, the Bruins have scrapped their practice plans and will head back to Boston.

It’s worth wondering if Sunday’s game in Ottawa will be the next postponement for the Black and Gold.

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