The NHL announced that tonight’s game against Detroit Red Wings at Honda Center has been postponed due to COVID-19-related problems.
Thursday afternoon, the Ducks announced that they have placed four players in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. They are goaltender John Gibson (center), defenseman Hampus Lindholm, right wing Vinni Letieri, and center Sam Carrick (center).
The Red Wings game has been moved to Sunday. Next up for the Ducks is Saturday’s match against the New York Rangers at Honda Center.
This was the fifth time that the Ducks have been delayed since Dec. 18. However, it was the first due to coronavirus-related issues.
The Flames’ first postponement was Dec. 18, for a scheduled game at Calgary Dec. 21, because of a COVID-19 epidemic among their coaches, players, and staff.
Vancouver and Edmonton games scheduled for Dec. 20 were postponed by the NHL and its members union Dec. 19. The NHL and its Players Union announced that all games that involved a Canadian-based hockey team against a U.S.-based hockey team would be canceled at the Dec. 23 holiday break.
Dec. 24 saw the NHL move the date of resumption to Dec. 28, to give the league enough time to analyze coronavirus testing results across the league and assess teams’ readiness for play. This resulted in the postponement against the San Jose Sharks at Honda Center on Dec. 27.