Match against Bruins . has been cancelled

The National Hockey League (NHL) on Friday announced the postponement of the Montreal Canadiens game against the Boston Bruins that was scheduled for the next day at the Bell Center.

It is clear that the recovery date has not yet been determined.

While the Quebec government and Canadian Public Health have been forced to play behind closed doors in Thursday’s showdown against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Bruins are deeply upset by COVID-19. Several players, including Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, are following the National League protocol regarding the coronavirus. Other athletes affected are: Trent Frederick, Jeremy Swayman, Anton Blade and Craig Smith.

And the meeting scheduled for Sunday between senators in Bruins and Ottawa at the Canadian Tyre Center may meet the same fate. The team led by coach Bruce Cassidy remained in the United States after losing 3-1 to Islanders on Thursday.

As for school clubs in CH and Bruins, they must initially cross swords on Friday night at Place Bell in Laval, but in the absence of spectators.

No home match before 2022

Thus, the Hab will resume work on Monday with a visit to New York Islanders. Furthermore, it will no longer have a domestic part on the calendar by the end of 2021.

Next week, he is scheduled to play three duels in the New York area. After the Islanders, he will face the Rangers on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, then the New Jersey Devils in Newark on Thursday.

Bleu-Blanc-Rouge’s next presence is scheduled to be in Montreal on January 4, while Washington Capitals will be in town.

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Elsewhere in the NHL, other clubs are grappling with outbreaks of cases, most notably Calgary Flames, which has seen four games postponed. About thirty people in their ranks, including several employees, are subject to the protocol.

The confrontation between the Florida Panthers and the Minnesota Wild, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, has also been postponed.

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