Minnesota Wild to Resume Play Tuesday Night
The Minnesota Wild will return to play tomorrow night following a six-game pause due to several players being on the NHL's COVID protocol list.
The last game the Minnesota Wild played was back on Tuesday, February 2nd when they lost 2-1 to the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. Tomorrow, exactly two weeks later, the Wild get back to it against the Kings in Los Angeles.
The teams facilities in Saint Paul have been shutdown the past two weeks during the outbreak.
At the peak, the Minnesota Wild had twelve players on the COVID protocol list. On Saturday Joel Eriksson-Ek, Nick Bjugstad, and Marcus Johansson joined Victor Rask, Marcus Forigno as players that have been cleared to return to play.
No information has been given regarding making up any of the six postponed games.
Along with the Minnesota Wild, the Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers, and New Jersey Devils have all had games postponed due to COVID-19 this season. The NHL has been forced to postpone nearly forty games due to the coronavirus already in 2021.
Late last week the NHL revised its COVID protocols in response to the growing outbreak Amon g players in the league. Adjustments include increased testing, revised mask recommendations, and removal of the back glass in penalty boxes to promote better ventilation.
Minnesota Wild games can be heard in the Saint Cloud area this season on AM 1240/95.3 FM WJON.
The puck drops for tonight's game in Los Angeles is set for 9:00 PM CT.
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