NHL shuts down Canadiens, Maple Leafs, and Blue Jackets through holiday break

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May 29, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens fans celebrate a right wing Corey Perry (94) (not pictured) goal against Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period in game six of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL shut down team activities for the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Columbus Blue Jackets due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

The league had previously postponed two of Montreal’s games through Dec. 26. Yesterday, the league announced Toronto would pause team activities through League’s Holiday Break as well.

The Blue Jackets were scheduled to play Monday night at Buffalo and Thursday at home vs. Buffalo. The Canadiens’ games — Monday night at the Islanders, Wednesday at the Rangers, Thursday at New Jersey — were postponed previously.

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The NHL is in the process of reviewing and revising the regular season schedule.

Blue Jackets captain Boone Jenner, fellow forward Jack Roslovic and defenseman Gabriel Carlsson were placed in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on Sunday.

The Blue Jackets elected to cancel Sunday’s practice “out of an abundance of caution.”.

Jenner, 28, has a team-leading 11 goals to go along with seven assists in 28 games this season.

Roslovic, a 24-year-old Columbus native, has recorded 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 27 games in 2021-22.

Carlsson, 24, has collected four points (one goal, three assists) in 13 games this season.

–Field Level Media