Two Bruins Games Postponed…4 Players Placed in COVID-19 Protocol
The NHL has postponed the next two Bruins games because of COVID-19 concerns. Four players entered the leagues COVID-19 protocol that isolates the players and puts them on the shelf until further testing.
Tomorrow afternoon's game against the Sabres in Buffalo and Tuesday's game against the Islanders in Boston have both been postponed. If all goes well the B's will be able to re-enter their facility and resume practicing on Wednesday. The next scheduled game you can hear on WNAW is now a week away on Saturday the 27th against the Sabres at the TD Garden.
The Bruins remain in 4th place in the East Division six-points behind the division leading Capitals and Islanders and one-point behind the Penguins. The B's were on a bit of a skid with Tuukka Rask remaining out with an injury but the Bruins have won the last two in a row. Rask was placed on injured reserve yesterday but is expected to return when the Bruins play again a week from Saturday against the Sabres.
The Press Release from the NHL is below...
NHL Announces Bruins’ Games on March 20 and March 23 are Postponed; Targets Wednesday for Team's Return to Practice
NHL Public Relations March 19, 2021
NEW YORK (March 19, 2021) -- The National Hockey League announced today, that as a result of four additional Boston Bruins Players entering the NHL’s COVID Protocols earlier today, the team’s games tomorrow against the Buffalo Sabres and Tuesday versus the New York Islanders will be postponed. Pending test results in the coming days, it is expected that the Bruins will be able to re-open their facilities for practice on Wednesday, March 24. The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups.
The Bruins’ organization has, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of its Players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, local, state and national agencies.