NHL Announce Season Pause Amid COVID-19 Surge

NHL Announce Season Pause Amid COVID-19 Surge

The NHL have announced that the league will be paused on Wednesday as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. 

In a statement released on Monday, the NHL confirmed that the leagues holiday break will begin early on Wednesday, 22 December.

“Under the revised schedule Dec. 22, Dec. 23, Dec. 24, and Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) shall be off days for all purposes — including travel,” the NHLPA said.

All team facilities will be reopened for players on Dec 26, but only for daily COVID-19 testing and practice. The league’s normal schedule is set to resume on Monday, Dec 27.

The @NHL and @NHLPA have agreed to begin the Holiday Break after Tuesday’s games. Practices will resume on Dec. 26 and the League’s regular-season schedule will resume on Dec. 27. https://t.co/0Bmu8dlZ1M pic.twitter.com/JHbxtzMX6D

— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 21, 2021

The NHL are not only league struggling with a recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

Last week, the NFLPA blamed the NFL for a COVID-19 outbreak amongst players after the league had decided to end daily COVID-19 testing.

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