The Florida Panthers’ next three games have been postponed because of an outbreak of COVID-19 within the organization.
The NHL announced Friday that the Panthers’ games Saturday at Minnesota, Tuesday at Chicago and Thursday at home against Nashville are off for now.
The team was set to fly out to Minnesota on Friday afternoon.
After the three postponements, Florida’s next game on the schedule is Dec. 27 at Carolina. Makeup dates have not been announced.
The Panthers had seven players out because of the virus during Thursday night’s 4-1 home loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
The Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche are also having games postponed because of COVID-19 issues.
The @NHL has extended the period of game postponements for the @NHLFlames through Dec. 23.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 17, 2021
Additionally, @Avalanche and @FlaPanthers games also will be postponed at least through the scheduled completion of the League's Holiday Break on Dec. 26. https://t.co/uwKuHkEhJw pic.twitter.com/d8r558IcCa