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New York Islanders postpone upcoming games due to COVID-19 outbreak

Updated: Jan 8, 2022

The New York Islanders have announced today that their upcoming games will be postponed through at least Tuesday due to a COVID-19 outbreak that is causing issues with the team.

The Islanders were scheduled to play the New York Rangers on Sunday, and the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, however these games will be rescheduled to a later date.

Here is an official statement from the NHL PR team, the announcement comes following the Islanders currently having up to 8 players unavailable due to COVID-19 protocol as of Saturday afternoon.

In its statement, the league said the decision to postpone was made in consultation with medical groups for the team and the National Hockey League Players' Association. It added it is now in the process of reviewing and revising the team's regular season schedule.

The Islanders have now lost eight straight games, including 3-in-a-row at their brand new stadium UBS arena.

This is the second NHL team that has had to postpone games this season due to COVID-19 concerns, following the Ottawa Senators three-game postponement earlier in November.

This is a good opportunity for the Islanders to get their team healthy and allows the team a break from their current struggles. The team is currently 5-10-2 and at the basement of the Metropolitan division.

The fans of the Islanders deserve better, the NHL should had made the postponement decision sooner, rather than waiting for the homestand at the new UBS arena to conclude.

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Tom Hessemer
Tom Hessemer
Nov 29, 2021

When we I’ll they announce whether or not the 12/2 game will be played?

Benjamin C
Benjamin C
Nov 29, 2021
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Hopefully soon ! But lets make sure the Isles are back to being healthy first. gotta get this team back on track

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