New Jersey Devils forced to postpone 3 games because of COVID
The NHL has announced the New Jersey Devils must postpone three games this week after four more players tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
The Devils were scheduled to play the Penguins on Tuesday and Thursday in Pittsburgh. They also had a home game against the Rangers on Saturday afternoon.
The team played back-to-back games against the Sabres in Buffalo on Saturday and Sunday. Center Travis Zajac missed Saturday’s game after a positive test and forward Kyle Palmieri did not play Sunday after a positive test.
Andreas Johnsson, Janne Kuokkanen, Michael McLeod and Pavel Zacha all tested positive on Monday. They played in the games over the weekend.
New Jersey now has 10 players on the COVID list, including No. 1 goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood.
Two players on the list, defenseman Sami Vatanen and goaltender Aaron Dell, are isolating after signing with the team.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.