February 7, 2023

Flyers-Capitals game postponed due to COVID-19 protocols

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The Philadelphia Flyers are dealing with more COVID-19 related situations as yet another postponed game.

The club’s Tuesday night matchup with the Capitals in Washington D.C. has been postponed due to COVID protocols.

According to the national hockey league’s statement Tuesday afternoon, another Flyers player was added to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list.

Travis Sanheim, who missed the Flyers’ 7-4 win Sunday over the Capitals, is currently out because of COVID protocol. 

As for which Flyers player was the second recent addition, that will be disclosed around 5 P.M. E.S.T., when the league releases Tuesday’s COVID protocol list.

The makeup date for the game is to be determined.

Here is the NHL’s statement:

“The National Hockey League announced today that as a result of a second Philadelphia Flyers player entering the NHL’s COVID protocols earlier today, the team’s game tonight against the Washington Capitals will be postponed. The decision was made by the league’s, NHLPA’s and clubs’ medical groups out of an abundance of caution while the league continues to analyze test results in the coming days.” – NHL

In order to play Sunday’s game at noon, the Flyers were forced to be at the ice at 6:15 A.M. to receive POC tests to go along with the regular coronavirus testing protocol.

“After all tests returned negative, the league’s, NHLPA’s, and clubs’ medical groups determined that it was appropriate to play the game,” the NHL released in a statement Sunday following the game.

The Flyers’ home games on Thursday and Saturday against the New Jersey Devils were postponed on Monday because of COVID protocols. New Jersey had 19 players on the COVID protocol list Monday night. The makeup dates for those games are to be determined, as well.

The Flyers’ next scheduled game is Sunday, when the team visits the New York Rangers at 6 P.M. E.S.T.

With multiple teams dealing with postponements because of the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL announced numerous rescheduled games last Saturday. Four of the Flyers’ games were impacted.

Already this week, the Flyers have had three more games impacted by postponements, hoorah.

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