As a result of two players entering the NHL’s COVID Protocols, the NHL announced today that Buffalo Sabres games have been postponed at least through February 8.
The team’s training facilities have been closed, effective immediately, and will remain closed until further notice.
The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and club’s medical groups, who determined that more caution was warranted while the League continues to analyze test results.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 2, 2021
The Buffalo Sabres issued the following statement:
Sabres players and staff have been closely following and will continue to follow the COVID protocols as outlined by the NHL and the team’s medical staff. Our organization will continue to work with the league and our medical team to ensure the health and safety of our players and staff.
The Sabres were set to play four road games during that time. Tonight’s game against the New York Islanders was postponed this morning.
The NHL is in the process of reviewing and revising the Sabres’ regular-season schedule and it is expected that a decision on next week’s games will be made in the coming days.