MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With hockey season one week behind them, the Florida Panthers will once again have multiple games postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak on the opposing team.
Wednesday, the NHL announced the Panthers’ next two games against the Carolina Hurricanes have been postponed because of COVID-19 related issues on the Hurricanes’ team.READ MORE: City Where Trayvon Martin Died Seeks Racial Injustice Reform
Five players are currently on the NHL’S COVID Protocol Related Absence List.
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— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 20, 2021
Earlier in the season, the Panthers had their two opening games versus the Dallas Stars postponed because of COVID-19 issues as well.
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The Hurricanes’ training facilities since then, have been closed and will remain that way for players until further notice.
The unbeaten Florida Panthers square off against the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday, January 26.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Mostly Sunny With A Building Breeze
Florida is one of only three teams that is permitting fans back into arenas for the start of this season. The team averaged 3,907 fans in their season-opening wins over Chicago earlier this week.