Bruins, Predators shut down through holiday break due to COVID concerns

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NEW YORK – –┬áThe National Hockey League announced today that, due to concern for a rising number of positive cases as well as the potential for continued COVID spread in the coming days, the Boston Bruins’ and Nashville Predators’ games will be postponed at least through the scheduled completion of the League’s Holiday Break in the schedule on Dec. 26.

Additionally, due to a number of Toronto and Vancouver Players entering COVID protocol over the past two days, tonight’s Toronto-Vancouver game and tomorrow’s Arizona-Vancouver and Toronto-Seattle games have been postponed.

The decision was made by the NHL’s, the NHLPA’s and the Clubs’ medical groups.

The League is in the process of reviewing and revising its regular season schedule.

The Bruins’ postponed games to date include: Dec. 18 @ Montreal; Dec. 19 @ Ottawa; Dec. 21 vs. Carolina; Dec. 23 vs. Colorado.

The Predators’ postponed games include: Dec. 19 @ Carolina; Dec. 21 vs. Winnipeg; Dec. 23 @ Florida.

The Bruins, Predators, Maple Leafs and Canucks organizations have followed, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of their Players, staff and communities at large as set by the NHL, local, state/provincial and federal agencies.

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