The New Jersey Devils have postponed their subsequent three video games this week as 10 gamers are at the moment on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol associated absences listing.
The Devils’ video games on Feb. 2 and Feb. 4 on the Pittsburgh Penguins had been postponed, in addition to their Feb. 6 recreation at dwelling in opposition to the New York Rangers. This brings the overall variety of video games postponed within the 2020-21 NHL season to 14, because it started on Jan. 13.
The NHL introduced that 4 extra gamers had been added to the Devils’ COVID-19 listing on Monday. The listing at the moment options goalie Mackenzie Blackwood, who hasn’t performed since Jan. 19; in addition to forwards Andreas Johnsson, Janne Kuokkanen, Michael McLeod, Kyle Palmieri, Pavel Zacha and Travis Zajac.
Goalie Aaron Dell and defenseman Sami Vatanen (journey quarantine) and defenseman Connor Carrick, who left the workforce to be together with his spouse Lexi for the beginning of their first baby, are additionally listed.
Johnsson, Kuokkanen, McLeod and Zacha all performed within the Devils’ win on the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. The Sabres didn’t have any gamers listed as being within the protocol on Monday.
In accordance with NHL guidelines, the Devils’ coaching services has been closed till additional discover. Their subsequent scheduled recreation is Feb. 9 at dwelling in opposition to the Penguins. The postponed video games can be rescheduled.