The Ottawa Senators’ next three games are on ice.
The Senators are dealing with a coronavirus outbreak on the team and the NHL announced Monday the team’s next three games will be postponed as the organization gets the issue under control.
Ottawa was to face the New Jersey Devils Tuesday, the Nashville Predators Thursday, and New York Rangers Saturday. The team was scheduled to be in New Jersey to play the Devils, and at home against both the Predators & Rangers.
At least 10 Senators were among the NHL COVID-19 participants. Drake Batherson was the latest player announced before the team’s loss Sunday against the Calgary Flames. Along with Jack Capuano, associate coach Jack Capuano, Austin Watson, Nick Holden and Connor Brown were joined by Batherson.
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“As an appropriate precaution, the team’s training facilities have been closed, effective immediately, and will remain closed for Players until further notice. The League is in the process of reviewing and revising the Senators’ regular season schedule,” the NHL said in a statement.
“The Senators have and will continue following all recommended guidelines that are aimed to protect the safety of its Players, staff, community and wider public as established by the NHL, national, provincial, and local agencies.”
Pierre Dorion, Ottawa general manager, stated to reporters that everyone received two doses COVID-19 vaccines prior to the 2021-22 season.
“Everyone’s vaccinated. Everyone in the Ottawa Senators organization, as far as I know – players, staff, players in Belleville, players on AHL contracts – everyone is vaccinated,” Dorion said, via CTV News.
This report was compiled by the Associated Press.
Source: Fox News