NHL postpones Blackhawks-Blue Jackets game

NHL delays Blackhawks-Blue Jackets video game initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Chicago Blackhawks season will be on time out a bit longer.

The NHL revealed that Tuesday’s Blackhawks video game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets has actually been delayed for COVID-19-related factors. 2 other video games were likewise delayed, on Wednesday, Dec. 29: Pittsburgh-Toronto and Boston-Ottawa.

The Blue Coats went back to practice on Sunday, and GM Jarmo Kekalainen stated there had actually been no additional favorable cases amongst gamers beyond the 6 that were put in procedure entering into the vacation break. The Blackhawks have simply one gamer (Calvin de Haan) in procedure.

The Blackhawks will go back to practice at Fifth Third Arena on Monday and are slated to play the Jets in Winnipeg on Wednesday. It will be the very first video game in Canada considering that the NHL delayed cross-border travel from Dec. 20 through Dec. 23 after gamers revealed issue about the possibility of being separated from their households entering into the Christmas break.

The NHL and NHL Gamers’ Association later on accepted stop briefly the season from Dec. 22 through Dec. 25 in the middle of the COVID-19 spike, and extended it to Monday. The remainder of the league will resume use Tuesday, as prepared.

The league and NHLPA likewise settled some short-term modifications to the Collective Bargaining Contract, which most especially consists of emergency situation cap exemption and the execution of taxi teams through the All-Star break.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.