The NHL's plan to insert almost 100 pandemic posts ponement into its jam-packed schedule window entered focus Wednesday.
The league revealed brand-new dates for 98 games scrubbed during a two-month stretch due to COVID-19 break outs-- along with coronavirus-related attendance limitations in Canadian markets-- with a lot of being plugged into what would have been February's Olympic break.
The NHL likewise announced date changes for 23 other video games.
The league and NHL Players' Association backed out of 2022 Beijing Olympics last month following a rash of coronavirus shutdowns that forced a string of postponements before and after an extended holiday pause.
The @NHL reveals an extensive upgrade to the 2021-22 regular-season schedule. All groups will complete the complete season by original April 29 closing date.< Full details: <"> https://t.co/TCWYALt2aj pic.twitter.com/f33KcmEBYZ—@PR_NHL!.?.! A total of 95 video games are now slated to be played throughout the 16-day window in between Feb. 7 and 22 when NHL stars would have remained in China chasing a gold medal. The Ottawa Senators have had an
NHL-high 14 video games scrubbed so far in 2021-22, with just two played and rescheduled prior to Wednesday. Regardless of the schedule shuffle, the league stays on course to finish the
regular season April 29."We are exceptionally grateful to our fans for their assistance and understanding during a difficult time and to our clubs, the NHL
Players 'Association and the players for their co-operation in a rescheduling of extraordinary logistical intricacy,"NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement. Spectators still prohibited in some Canadian arenas The Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets are presently not allowed to have fans in attendance at games because of provincial COVID-19 limitations on crowd sizes