clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

UPDATE: Game still on, for now, after Bruins and Sabres cancel morning skates due to COVID

New, comments

Good times.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Update: After an uncertain morning, tonight’s Bruins game against the Sabres looks like it will go on as scheduled. The Bruins provided an update via their Twitter with the news.

The Sabres also posted the same update, both with the key phrasing, “as of now.”

The confusion and rumblings started after the Bruins announced this morning that their morning skate had been canceled due to one of the players entering the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols.

That came after the Sabres also canceled their pregame skate due to a team staff member entering the same protocols.

Shortly thereafter, John Shannon of Sportsnet tweeted that the game had been postponed, only to then say it hadn't officially been postponed and the game was still on.

As you may remember, the Sabres shut their facilities down in February when they had several players placed on the COVID-19 list, resulting in the postponement of six games, including two with the Bruins.

At this point, it is fair to say that the universe does not want the Bruins to play the Sabres.

The B's recently had a few COVID-19 scares of their own, but both ended up being false positives.

Better safe than sorry, especially for a team like Buffalo, who's already been hit pretty hard by all of this.

We’ll keep you posted if the status of tonight's game changes.

5:30 Update:

Sean Kuraly will not be playing in tonight’s game due to COVID protocols.