Saturday’s Buffalo Sabres Game Postponed Due To COVID-19
The Buffalo Sabres will once again postpone a game due to COVID-19.
The team announced today that the Saturday home game between the Boston Bruins and the Buffalo Sabres has been postponed because four additional Boston players entered the league's COVID-19 protocol.
The Sabres hosted the Bruins last night losing 4-1. That loss extended the Sabres losing streak to 13 games.
The Sabres already had one game against Boston postponed and rescheduled this season. The Saturday, February 6th game in Boston has been rescheduled for March 27th. We will see if this latest outbreak will push back that game as well.
The Sabres were forced to postpone several games last month after the team played the Washington Capitals and the Capitals had several players enter the NHL's COVID-19 protocol after the game.
As of this writing, the Sabres are expected to be back on the ice this upcoming Monday. They are on the road to take on the New York Rangers. The team did practice earlier today.
Currently, the NHL is playing a shortened season and made several changes to divisions to combat against COVID-19. The Sabres were put into the East Division and are only playing teams from that division during the regular season.
The National Hockey League hoped that by keeping teams in small groups in the new divisions there would be fewer chances of COVID-19 spreading among the league.