A day after not being able to play in front of fans in their victory over the Flyers, the Habs won’t be playing their next game at all as the league announced that Saturday’s contest against the Bruins has been postponed. No makeup date has been scheduled.
Boston is one of the teams that has had a sizable COVID outbreak in recent days; the addition of Oskar Steen into protocols just before their game against the Islanders on yesterday pushed them to seven players being unavailable.
Curiously, Boston’s next game – Sunday in Ottawa – hasn’t been postponed as of yet which suggests Quebec Public Health’s decision to not allow fans for Thursday’s game may have played into this decision. The team indicated that they have received assurances that they’ll at least be able to have 50% capacity for games in January; they’re on the road for the remainder of 2021.
In other news Friday, the Habs assigned Cayden Primeau back to Laval so whatever injury he appeared to sustain on Cam Atkinson’s shootout attempt was minor. However, he’s not expected to be in goal for the Rocket tonight against Providence in a game that also will not have any fans in attendance.