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Two more Carolina Hurricanes postponed games amid COVID outbreak

Jan 18, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Carolina Hurricanes goaltender James Reimer (47) celebrates with Carolina Hurricanes forward Morgan Geekie (67) after a win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

With five players on the COVID-19 absence list, the Carolina Hurricanes postponed games through Saturday and shut down their training facilities, the NHL announced Wednesday.

Both of Carolina’s games were to be played at home against the Florida Panthers on Thursday and Saturday. The action comes after the Canes’ game Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators was also called off.

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“The League is in the process of reviewing and revising the Hurricanes’ regular season schedule,” the NHL said in a statement.

Carolina captain Jordan Staal was placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list last Friday. The other four players placed on the list have not been identified.

Hurricanes postponed games mounting

Carolina Hurricanes postponed games
Jan 18, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Vincent Trocheck (16) celebrates after a goal during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina’s training facility will remain closed until further notice, the league said.

The Hurricanes are scheduled to host Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

These are the third and fourth postponements for the Panthers, who have played just two games. Florida is scheduled to play at Columbus on Tuesday.

–Field Level Media