NHL postponed Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers because of COVID-19

Tuesday’s Washington Capitals-Philadelphia Flyers game has been deferred in view of COVID-19 issues on the Flyers.

The league said that the choice was made following a second Flyers player entered the COVID protocols.

The Flyers are currently the fifth NHL team on pause. The Buffalo Sabers, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild and New Jersey Devils have all had games deferred for the current week because of bunches of COVID-19 cases.

A week ago, the NHL enhanced its in-field security protocols, including upholding more social distancing in locker rooms and eliminating glass behind benches for expanded air flow. The NHL additionally took a stab at commanding that players show up to the arena no short of what one hour and 45 minutes before a game – however the alliance relaxed its position on that, as a result of huge player pushback.

The NHL has been testing players and staff members every day with PCR tests, yet it has started to layer in more fast testing at arenas, particularly on game days.