The Detroit Red Wings will have to wait a little longer to return to action, the National Hockey League announced Tuesday afternoon.
Due to COVID-19 issues affecting both the Red Wings and New York Islanders, Wednesday’s game between the two teams has been postponed.
SCHEDULE UPDATE: @NHL postpones one game due to COVID-related issues and nine games due to Canadian attendance restrictions.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 28, 2021
Additionally, the Red Wings announced that forward Filip Zadina and goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic have exited COVID-19 protocol.
Both Zadina and Nedeljkovic originally entered protocol on Dec. 18.
UPDATE: Forward Filip Zadina and goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic have been removed from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 28, 2021
With Zadina and Nedeljkovic reactivated and back on the ice, the Red Wings now have the following players on COVID-19 protocol:
- Joe Veleno (added 12/19)
- Sam Gagner (12/19)
- Adam Erne (12/21)
- Jordan Oesterle (12/21)
- Lucas Raymond (12/26)
- Nick Leddy (12/26)
Detroit’s next scheduled game is on Dec. 31 against the Washington Capitals.