The Ottawa Senators have played just 1 game since December 18th; it was a 6-0 blowout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. Last night’s game against the Minnesota Wild was postponed last week, and now their next game in Seattle on Thursday has also been postponed.
SCHEDULE UPDATE: @NHL postpones @Senators at @SeattleKraken game on Jan. 6. https://t.co/Awrp0yD4RJ pic.twitter.com/N7mc5YbOCx
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 3, 2022
Much like the rest of the NHL, the Sens have had to place multiple players in the NHL’s Covid-19 protocol, including 3 more players and a coach yesterday.
#Sens assistant coach Bob Jones has also been placed in the NHL's covid-19 protocol. https://t.co/Z0WXNhVmNW
— Sens Communications (@Media_Sens) January 3, 2022
The Sens didn’t practice today but will return to the ice tomorrow, hoping not to lose any more players. There are 9 players in protocol, leaving them very thin in terms of icing a roster. As of today, their game in Vancouver on Saturday night is still scheduled to be played, and it will be just their 2nd game in 21 days.
The Senators have now had a total of 11 games postponed. Thus far only one (in NJ Dec 6) has been rescheduled and played. None of the other 10 have yet been rescheduled.
— TSN 1200 (@TSN1200) January 3, 2022
Ottawa’s next 4 games are on the road against Canadian opponents (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary & Winnipeg). Hopefully, everyone gets healthy, and the team can get back to a regular schedule.
By Steve Bunda