NHL postpones upcoming New York Islanders games due to Covid-19 outbreak

New York Islanders games have been postponed through at least Tuesday due to a 新冠肺炎 outbreak within the team, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced on Saturday.

As a result of an additional New York Islanders Player entering COVID Protocol this morning, and up to eight Players potentially unavailable to play due to COVID Protocol, as well as the possibility of additional cases due to spread, the team’s games will be postponed,” the league said in a 声明.
The announcement comes as Covid-19 cases across the US climb once again after dropping off during a dramatic summer surge fueled by the Delta variant. Experts are now also concerned about a new and potentially even more transmissible strain of the virus, 命名 Omicron.
    New York was scheduled to play at the New York Rangers on Sunday and at the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.
      In its statement, the league said the decision to postpone was made in consultation with medical groups for the team and the National Hockey League PlayersAssociation. It added it is now in the process of reviewing and revising the team’s regular season schedule.
        The Islanders organization has followed, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of its Players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, 当地的, state and national agencies,” the league said.
          The Islanders (5-10-2) have lost eight straight games.
            本月初, the NHL postponed three Ottawa Senators’ 游戏 due to a Covid-19 outbreak within the team, saying there was “持续传播的证据” of the virusand marking the first stoppage of play for an NHL team this season.