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Coyotes-Kings game canceled due to bad ice after concert


during the NHL game at Gila River Arena on November 25, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

Christian Petersen

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Poor ice conditions after a weekend concert has forced the Arizona Coyotes to cancel their scheduled preseason home game Monday night against the Los Angeles Kings.

Coyotes president and CEO Steve Patterson announced Sunday that the game - which was to be the team’s preseason opener - won’t be rescheduled.

He says the ice at Gila River Arena “was not in suitable playing condition for the game,” but didn’t elaborate.

Latin pop artists Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman played a concert at the venue Saturday night.

Patterson says the company that manages the arena has assured the team that “all measures are being taken to repair the ice as soon as possible.”

Arizona plays Wednesday night at Anaheim and Friday night at Calgary before hosting San Jose on Saturday night.