The National Hockey League has announced that all Montreal Canadiens games until March 28 will be postponed, and the team’s practice facility will open on March 29.
Pending test results in the coming days, it is expected that the Canadiens will be able to re-open their facilities for practice on Monday, March 29. The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups.
On Monday, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Joel Armia were added to the NHL’s COVID Unavailable list. No others were added to the list on Tuesday.
According to the league, players can be added to the list for a number of factors, including but not limited to (1) an initial positive test which remains unconfirmed until confirmatory testing is completed pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (2) mandated isolation for symptomatic individuals pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (3) required quarantine as a high-risk close contact in accordance with the Positive Test Protocol; (4) isolation based on a confirmed positive test result and/or; (5) quarantine for travel or other reasons as outlined in the COVID-19 Protocol.
This means four games are postponed. The next game on the schedule would be March 30 when the team is scheduled to play the Ottawa Senators in Ottawa.