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.

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

, while the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames must top attendance at 50 percent. Those groups all delayed video games over the last month in hopes spectators would be enabled to return later in the season."Assuming we may be past our most disruptive scheduling duration, I would think that Canadian-based video games are less most likely to be rescheduled going forward,"Daly composed in an email to

The Canadian Press today. Including the games moved to accommodate postponements, the Senators will play 17 times on different days than originally arranged followed by Toronto(14), Montreal(13), Edmonton (10), Calgary(10), Winnipeg (9 )and Vancouver(seven ).