Covid Concerns Shut Down Detroit Red Wings' Games at Least Through Dec. 26

December 19, 2021, 6:15 PM

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The Detroit Red Wings are canceling games at least through Dec. 26 due to concerns about Covid among team members and coaches, the National Hockey League announced Sunday.

"A decision on when the Red Wings' training facilities will re-open will be made by the league and the [players' association] in the coming days," the NHL said in a statement. "The league is in the process of reviewing and revising the Red Wings' regular season schedule. Red Wings' postponed games include, tomorrow vs. Colorado (previously postponed) plus Thursday's game at Minnesota."

Detroit is next scheduled to play Dec. 27 in New York against the Rangers.

The Detroit Free Press reports:

Over the past few days, the Wings have placed multiple personnel into pandemic protocol: Players Alex Nedeljkovic, Pius Suter, Sam Gagner, Joe Veleno, Filip Zadina, Robby Fabbri, Michael Rasmussen, Carter Rowney and Givani Smith, along with head coach Jeff Blashill and assistant coach Alex Tanguay. Players Tyler Bertuzzi, Danny DeKeyser and Marc Staal also have been in quarantine.

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