The COVID-19 outbreak that has attacked the Ottawa Senators will result in the New York Rangers game on Saturday afternoon be postponed.
The New York Rangers will not have to play back-to back games this weekend since it is being reported that their game in Ottawa will be postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak that has hit the Senators team.
Currently there are 10 players and associate coach Jack Capuano in COVID-19 protocol. The NHL is expected to announce the they will also postponed games against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night in Newark and their game against Nashville on Thursday.
Cancelled Practice added to Postponements
The Senators were forced to cancel their fourth consecutive practice after the team had more positive results Monday.
Former New York Rangers and current Senator Michael Del Zotto spoke of the uncertainty and worry that has been a factor every day since the outbreak hit the club last week.
“Some guys have symptoms and some don’t so I’m not going to get into details,” Del Zotto said Sunday night. “But when you’re coming to the rink you’re almost crossing your fingers every single day hoping you get through with a negative. It’s been unfortunate and a good learning experience for everyone.”
“We”re just trying to keep every one safe, not just the players, but also our families. It’s also a great opportunity for guys to learn the mental side of the game and to be prepared for what’s out of your control. We’re trying to learn from the on-ice stuff but the off-ice stuff as well.” – Bruce Garrioch, Ottawasun.com.
The Senator.s have now had seven straight days where they’ve had positive test results for COVID-19. Winger Drake Batherson was the latest player added to COVID-19 protocol joining Austin Watson, Nick Golden, Josh Brown, Connor Brown, Dylan Gambrell, Matt Murray, Nikita Zaitsev, Victor Mete and Alex Formenton along with associate coach Jack Capuano .
At the moment there has been no make up date for the Rangers postponed game Saturday. The Senators hope to be able to go on a four game road trip that begins in Colorado on Monday night.