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NHL announces additional postponements for Devils, Sabres, Wild

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The NHL announced Monday that the Devils, Sabres, and Wild have had more games postponed due to COVID-19 issues.

Buffalo’s games against the Capitals on Feb. 11 and Feb. 13; New Jersey’s games against the Flyers and Bruins on Feb. 11 and Feb. 13; and the Wild’s Feb. 11 and Feb. 13 against the Blues and Kings will be made up at a later date. “A decision on the three teams’ resumption of practice and game play will be made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Clubs’ medical groups in the coming days,” says the NHL.

The Devils and Sabres last played Jan. 31 against one another, while the Wild have been off the ice since last Tuesday. All three teams have seen a number of players and staff test positive.

Here is the latest COVID protocols list, as of Monday:

Buffalo – Dylan Cozens; Rasmus Dahlin; Taylor Hall; Curtis Lazar; Jake McCabe; Casey Mittelstadt; Brandon Montour; Tobias Rieder; Rasmus Ristolainen

Minnesota – Nick Bjugstad; Nick Bonino; Ian Cole; Joel Eriksson Ek; Marcus Foligno; Brad Hunt; Marcus Johansson; Victor Rask; Carson Soucy; Jared Spurgeon; Nico Sturm

New Jersey – Nate Bastian; Jesper Bratt; Connor Carrick; Eric Comrie; Nikita Gusev; Nico Hischier; Jack Hughes; Andreas Johnsson; Dmitry Kulikov; Janne Kuokkanen; Michael McLeod; Kyle Palmieri; Damon Severson; Yegor Sharangovich; Ty Smith; Matt Tennyson; Sami Vatanen; Pavel Zacha; Travis Zajac

The NHL has postponed 33 games in the opening month of the 2020-21 season.


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.