POSTPONED:COVID situation derails Hurricanes and Predators game tonight

Jordan Staal on COVID list (Karl B DeBlaker/AP)

Just breaking, it appears due to a “covid situation” with the Carolina Hurricanes, tonight’s scheduled match up against the Nashville Predators will be postponed.

Jordan Staal already on COVID PROTOCOL list

The NHL publicly releases the names of players on their COVID-19 protocol list. What isn’t always known is if the player tested positive or is in quarantine due to contact tracing. That’s the case with Hurricanes’ captain Jordan Staal who popped up on the list Saturday.

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Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’ Amour (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

“He’s our leader on and off the ice,” head coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “We rely on him for so much. He’s a big part of what we’re doing but I know that’s part of what goes on in all sports. We’ve got to step up. Other guys have to fill that role.”

It’s possible contact tracing has been completed and with additional positive tests a result.

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