The National Hockey League (NHL) on Monday announced a series of changes to its schedule affecting five teams following the Carolina Hurricanes’ troubles with COVID-19.
In total, seven games, including six involving the Hurricanes, were moved. Three of them were scheduled for the past seven days, and another, against the Tampa Bay Lightning, was scheduled for Tuesday night.
The Florida Panthers and Lightning must change their plans for three meetings, one of which was to pit them against each other. The Nashville Predators and the Columbus Blue Jackets for their part see one of their games be moved.
Recall that Jordan Staal, Jordan Martinook, Jaccob Slavin, Teuvo Teravainen and Warren Foegele are currently in isolation while their names have been added to the COVID-19 list.
The Hurricanes haven’t played since Jan. 18, when they beat the Predators 4-2.