Islanders games postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak — including Rangers clash

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The NHL has postponed Islanders games until Tuesday, the league announced on Saturday.

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The islanders have “up to eight” players in the COVID-19 protocol, the team said in a statement.

With Josh Bailey returning from protocol, two additional cases will be accounted for by Saturday. Adam Pelek, Andy Green, Anders Lee, Kiefer Bellows, Ross Johnston and Zdeno Chara are all in protocol.

The Islanders had at least two games – including Sunday’s against Rangers – postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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The decision affects Sunday’s game at the Rangers and Tuesday’s competition at the Flyers.

“The league is in the process of reviewing and revising the Islanders’ regular season schedule,” the NHL said in a statement. “The Islander Organization has, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines set out by the NHL, local, state and national agencies aimed at protecting the health and safety of its players, staff and the community at large.”

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It added that the decision to postpone was made by the NHL in consultation with the Players Association and the Islanders Medical Groups.

The Islanders have lost eight games in a row, the latest being against the Penguins on Friday night. They are 5-10-2.

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