The NHL will pause its season starting Wednesday amid a surge in optimistic COVID-19 circumstances, in accordance to ESPN’s Emily Kaplan.
The 2021–22 season will stay paused by way of Christmas. Gamers are set to return to their respective crew amenities on Dec. 26, in the future earlier than the schedule is ready to resume.
COVID-19 absences led to a stream of postponements in current days. 11 groups suspended operations getting into Monday, and all cross-border matchups across the United States and Canada have been postponed. There have been 44 video games postponed this season, and greater than 15% of the league is within the COVID-19 protocol.
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The NHL will announce its decision on player participation within the 2022 Winter Olympics “within the coming days,” per a league assertion. The NHL is at the moment slated to take a three-week break for the Olympics in early February, although that plan might change amid the rising COVID-19 circumstances.
NHL gamers didn’t take part within the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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