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NHL postpones this week’s upcoming games involving Canadian-based teams due to COVID concerns

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The NHL is suspending games involving a Canadian-based workforce for the upcoming week due to COVID concerns.

The postponed games affect the New York Rangers, New York Islanders, and New Jersey Devils schedule.

The full listing of postponed games are:

Monday, Dec. 20:
Montreal @ NY Islanders; Anaheim @ Edmonton

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Tuesday, Dec. 21:
St. Louis @ Ottawa; Vancouver @ San Jose

Wednesday, Dec. 22:
Montreal @ NY Rangers; Winnipeg @ Dallas; Edmonton @ Los Angeles

Thursday, Dec. 23:
St. Louis @ Toronto; Carolina @ Ottawa; Montreal @ New Jersey; Anaheim @ Vancouver;
Edmonton @ San Jose

The NHL mentioned they made the choice due to the priority over cross-border journey and the fluid nature of federal journey restrictions.

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The 2021-2022 regular-season schedule will nonetheless be performed and the league mentioned games will probably be postponed on a case-by-case foundation

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