Christmas is over. Here is what comes next for the Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings come out of the Christmas break with the NHL still arranging through the mess produced by the pandemic.

Groups can go back to practice — and COVID-19 screening — at 2 p.m. regional time Sunday. The Wings have actually been closed down considering that Dec. 19, when an increasing variety of group workers checking favorable made fielding a competitive lineup unsustainable.

The league-wide vacation break started Dec. 22, 2 days ahead of schedule. At that time, 50 video games had actually been held off. Monday’s video games — consisting of the Wings dipping into the New York City Rangers — likewise have actually been held off, bringing the overall video games requiring rescheduling to 64.

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Detroit Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider (53) hits New York Islanders center Anders Lee (27) during the first period at Little Caesars Arena on Dec. 4, 2021.

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider (53) strikes New york city Islanders center Anders Lee (27) throughout the very first duration at Little Caesars Arena on Dec. 4, 2021.

In addition to Monday’s video game, the Wings had 2 other video games held off: In your home Dec. 20 versus the Colorado Avalanche, and Dec. 23 at the Minnesota Wild. Their next scheduled video game is Wednesday at the New York City Islanders — however that might alter. The NHL is anticipated to supply an upgrade on its return-to-play strategies by the end of Sunday.

The Wings’ last video game was Dec. 18, when they beat the New Jersey Devils, 5-2, in your home. It was played with a lineup that was covered with both coaches and gamers from the minors to balance out the increasing variety of Wings workers in quarantine.

Because Dec. 15, gamers Robby Fabbri, Michael Rasmussen, Alex Nedeljkovic, Givani Smith, Carter Rowney, Filip Zadina, Sam Gagner, Pius Suter, Joe Veleno, Adam Erne and Jordan Oesterle, coaches Jeff Blashill and Alex Tanguay, and an unknown member of the assistance personnel have actually gone into pandemic procedure.

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Groups did not need to evaluate workers throughout the break, so the league requires time to examine the outcomes that will be flooding in Sunday afternoon and after that determine how to continue. The league purchased itself a degree of versatility Dec. 22 when it revealed NHL gamers will not take part in the 2022 Beijing Olympics, which opens the 2 weeks in February reserved for that competition to assist make sure all held off video games will be played.

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This short article initially appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Red Wings wait for NHL return-to-play strategy after Christmas

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