Senators-Kraken game scheduled for Jan. 6 postponed by NHL

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The game between the Ottawa Senators and Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle on Thursday was postponed by the NHL on Monday due to COVID-19 concerns affecting the Senators.

Defenseman Thomas Chabot and forwards Zach Sanford and Chris Tierney were placed in NHL COVID-19 protocol by the Senators on Monday, along with assistant Bob Woods. Also in protocol are forwards Josh Norris, Tyler Ennis and Nick Paul, and defensemen Jacob Bernard-Docker and Dillon Heatherington.

The Senators, whose game at the Minnesota Wild on Monday was postponed last week, are next scheduled to play at the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

The Kraken next play at the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 10. Their home game against the New York Islanders on Tuesday was postponed last week when the NHL announced that eight games in Canada were being rescheduled due to current attendance restrictions in certain Canadian cities.

Since the Islanders’ games at the Vancouver Canucks (Jan. 6), Edmonton Oilers (Jan. 8) and Calgary Flames (Jan. 11) were postponed because of the crowd restrictions, the game in Seattle, which would have started their four-game road trip, was also postponed.

There have been 91 NHL games postponed this season due to COVID-19 concerns or crowd limitations. One has been made up and one has been rescheduled.

The NHL will announce rescheduled dates for all postponed games at a later date.

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