Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger tests positive for COVID-19

By Field Level Media
Jan 22, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Buffalo Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger (M) looks on against the Washington Capitals in the first period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger has tested positive for COVID-19, the team said Thursday.

The Sabres said Krueger, 61, will immediately enter the league’s COVID-19 protocol.

On Wednesday, the NHL postponed Buffalo’s games through at least Monday, Feb. 8, after forward Taylor Hall and defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen were added to the protocol list.

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The team’s training facilities were also closed until further notice.

Krueger is in his second season coaching the Sabres. Buffalo is 4-4-2 this season and 34-35-10 under his watch.

Krueger previously coached the Edmonton Oilers, compiling a 19-22-7 record in 2012-13.

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–Field Level Media