The National Hockey League (NHL) has postponed the next four home games of the Montreal Canadians to prevent their appearance behind closed doors and, at the same time, a drop in revenue for the affected teams.
This was confirmed by the Betman Circuit on Tuesday afternoon. The new measures will only affect Canadian teams that face restrictions in terms of reception ability. As demanded by the Quebec government for a few weeks, the Hobbs should play their games in the Bell Center behind closed doors.
The next local duels are scheduled as Blue-Blank-Rouge returns from a three-game series in the southern United States. The Canadian is scheduled to visit Washington Capital on January 4, the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 6, the Buffalo Sabers on January 8 and the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 10.
In all, nine games will be postponed and rescheduled “after the season limits are relaxed or lifted,” the NHL said in a statement.
The Winnipeg jets have postponed their three home games, but the Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames and Leafs will only be affected once at home. Only the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers Canadian teams were not affected by these actions.
In addition, the January 12 dual bell between the Canadian and Boston Bruins will be played at TD Garden, rather than at the Center.
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