COVID-19 issues affecting the Anaheim Ducks have resulted in the postponement of tonight’s game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Honda Center, the NHL has announced.
The Ducks announced earlier Thursday afternoon that they had placed four players in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol – goaltender John Gibson, center Sam Carrick, defenseman Hampus Lindholm and right winger Vinni Lettieri.
The game against the Red Wings has been postponed until Sunday. The Ducks face the New York Rangers at the Honda Center on Saturday.
The postponement was the fifth to be announced involving the Ducks since December 18, but the first due to coronavirus concerns involving them.
Their first postponement was announced on December 18 for a game scheduled for Calgary on December 21 because the Flames were affected by an outbreak of COVID-19 among their players, coaches and staff.
The games scheduled for Edmonton on December 20 and Vancouver on December 23 were postponed to December 19 when the NHL and its players’ union announced that all games involving a Canadian team against an American team until the scheduled start of December 23. the vacation would be postponed.
On December 24, the NHL extended the target date for the resumption of one-day games to December 28 to give the league a proper opportunity to analyze the results of the coronavirus tests league-wide and across the country. assess the readiness of the teams to play, which resulted in the postponement of the match. scheduled for Dec. 27 against the San Jose Sharks at the Honda Center.