The NHL has postponed more games, becoming the first major American professional sports league to halt play entirely in the face of rising infections from the fast-spreading Omicron coronavirus variant.
The pro hockey league announced Monday night that the league’s holiday break, previously scheduled for Friday-Saturday, will start after the Tuesday games. All games slated for Wednesday have been postponed. (The NHL previously postponed all games that had been scheduled for Tuesday.)
Players have been asked to report back to their clubs Sunday, December 26, for Covid testing, practice or travel, with nobody allowed in any facility without a negative test result.
For now, the NHL plans to resume regular-season schedule on Monday, December 27.
The @NHL and @NHLPA have agreed to begin the Holiday Break after Tuesday’s games. Practices will resume on Dec. 26 and the League’s regular-season schedule will resume on Dec. 27. https://t.co/0Bmu8dlZ1M pic.twitter.com/JHbxtzMX6D
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 21, 2021
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