Belated: Red Wings-Ducks game postponed to Sunday

I missed this while taking a pre-game nap:


NEW YORK (Jan. 6, 2022) – The National Hockey League announced today that due to COVID-related issues affecting the Anaheim Ducks, tonight’s game versus the Detroit Red Wings has been postponed.

The game has been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 9.

The Orange County Register’s Elliott Teaford explains:

The onrushing wave of COVID-19 cases around North America swept over the Ducks on Thursday, with their game against the Detroit Red Wings at Honda Center postponed by the NHL until Sunday after four players tested positive, and with Saturday’s game against the New York Rangers also in jeopardy.

Center Sam Carrick, goaltender John Gibson, defenseman Hampus Lindholm and right wing Vinni Lettieri joined left wing Nicolas Deslauriers and centers Ryan Getzlaf and Derek Grant in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols on Thursday. Rookie center Trevor Zegras exited the protocols Thursday.

Zegras lobbied Ducks coach Dallas Eakins earlier in the day to play against the Red Wings, but with practice time limited to about 15 minutes since his positive test on Dec. 28 and concerns over a possible layoff-related injury, he was ruled out. Eakins said Zegras was “not very happy with me right now.”

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