Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Buffalo Sabres' game on Tuesday against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum has been postponed.
In a league statement, the NHL said:
“The National Hockey League announced that tonight’s Buffalo Sabres vs. NY Islanders game is being postponed due to the League’s COVID Protocol. Due to weather conditions yesterday, the Sabres altered their travel schedule so as to fly today to New York. So that required COVID contact tracing and testing protocols can be completed appropriately, the decision has been made to re-schedule the game for a future date.”
The Sabres did not travel to Long Island after practice on Monday due to the nor’easter that affected the New York metropolitan area. The team never left Buffalo on Tuesday, and the players and staff all did their COVID-19 testing like they normally would have.
Buffalo played the New Jersey Devils on Saturday and Sunday, and five of the Devils that played this weekend are in NHL's COVID-19 protocols. Those players are Kyle Palmieri, Michael McLeod, Pavel Zacha, Andreas Johnsson and Janne Kuokkanen.
The Sabres are slated to play in Long Island on Thursday. No word has been given, yet, on the status of that game.