NHL Postpones Boston-Montreal Game Because of Increased COVID-19 Cases

The Boston Bruins head to the locker room after a game against the Vegas Golden Knights, Dec. 14, 2021, in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The NHL has postponed Saturday’s game between Boston and Montreal amid a rise in COVID-19 cases around the league.

The league said a makeup date for the game hasn’t been finalized. The Canadiens play again Monday at the New York Islanders. There was no word from the league on the Bruins’ game Sunday at Ottawa.

The Bruins were without seven players because of COVID-19 protocol for Thursday night’s 3-1 loss at the New York Islanders.

The Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night in a mostly empty Bell Centre because of the rise of COVID-19 cases.

– Ella Breedlove