The NHL’s first COVID-19 postponement of the season has occurred.
Due to the Ottawa Senators’ viral outbreak, three league games were postponed.
Ten Senators players have been in NHL COVID-19 protocol.
Their games against New Jersey and Nashville are on hold.
They are the first postponements of virus-related reasons in the four major North American professional sports leagues this autumn.
“The Senators 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, provincial and national agencies,” the league said in a statement via the Associated Press.
During its last regular season, the NHL delayed 51 games due to virus reasons.
According to the Associated Press, Monday’s practice was cancelled by the team.
According to the AP, Jack Capuano, the associate coach of the Senators, is also in the COVID protocol.
According to the news outlet, the league has not announced when the Senators’ games against the Devils, Predators, and Rangers will be rescheduled.