The New York Islanders’ next two impending games, and conceivably more, have been deferred because of an episode of COVID-19, the NHL reported Saturday. The association said that “the group’s games will be delayed basically through Tuesday, November 30.”
“You can say it’s sad, yet I would rather not say dissatisfactions can disrupt everything,” Islanders head supervisor Lou Lamoriello said Saturday, as indicated by NHL.Com. “Absolutely everybody is human, however at the present time there’s nothing left but to make a stride back and utilize these three days and get ready for our next training and our next game.”스포츠분석
Forward Casey Cizikas entered the association’s COVID convention on Saturday, joining seven different players in the group, the NHL said. Three other non-players in the association have likewise tried positive for the infection.
On Friday, six Islanders players were in the association’s COVID convention for the group’s 1-0 misfortune to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Anders Lee, Kieffer Bellows, Ross Johnston, Adam Pelech, Andy Greene and Zdeno Chara all needed to sit out for the game, the NHL said. Despite the fact that Josh Bailer was as of now not in convention by that point, he didn’t play in Friday’s down.
“We have a hodgepodge in there,” Trotz said. “A few people got hit with it hard, a few people truly not a great deal of side effects however they can’t get the antagonistic test. It’s everything on a singular premise, truly.”
The Islanders were initially scheduled to play the New York Rangers on Sunday and the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday. No cosmetics dates have been set for these games yet. The group’s training office will likewise be shut through at minimum November 30, as per NHL.Com.
“Ideally in the following several days we’ll get a couple of additional out, basically back skating,” Trotz said. “I couldn’t say whether they’ll be ready to skate or not on the grounds that they’ve all had various levels of it. We’ll see.”
The declaration of the deferred games comes a day after New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a fiasco crisis request for COVID in the midst of rising cases and hospitalizations in the state. As per the request, the transmission rate in the state is higher than it has been since April of the year before.