Capitals-Flyers game postponed due to COVID-19 issues

Tuesday’s game between the Capitals and Flyers has been postponed, the NHL has announced.

A second Flyers player has entered the league’s COVID protocols, joining Travis Sanheim, who was added Sunday.

“The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups out of an abundance of caution while the League continues to analyze test results in the coming days,” read a statement from the NHL.

Sanheim was the lone Flyers player on the Monday’s NHL COVID protocols list. Jakub Vrana was the only Capital listed. A rescheduled date will be announced at a later time.

The Flyers are next scheduled to play Sunday in New York against the Rangers. Their two-game home series against the Devils  Thursday and Saturday was previously postponed. Washington is in the same boat after their two-game visit to Buffalo was postponed. They are set to resume Sunday afternoon against the Penguins (3 p.m. ET, NBC).

The NHL postponed games for the Devils, Sabres, and Wild on Monday as those teams experience COVID issues within their own ranks. They also announced that two Blues-Coyotes games have been changed, with one date moved from April 15 to this Friday, Feb. 12. The other game, set for Saturday, Feb. 13, is bumped back an hour to 8 p.m. ET. That means the teams will play each other seven times in a row. Arizona was won three of the first four.

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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