New Jersey Devils forced to postpone 3 games because of COVID

Devils add five more players to COVID list bringing total to 14 New Jersey Devils centre Jack Hughes

The NHL announced that four additional Devils players have been added to the COVID Protocol Absence list, and that at least three games have been postponed: Tuesday and Thursday at Pittsburgh, and Saturday's home game against the New York Rangers.

Ten Devils players are now on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list.

That leaves 14 Devils now on the COVID-19 list: Hughes, Smith, Severson, Bratt, Tennyson, Pavel Zacha, Michael McLeod, Andreas Johnsson, Janne Kuokkanen, Kyle Palmieri, Travis Zajac, Connor Carrick, Aaron Dell and Sami Vatanen.

The league also announced "as an appropriate precaution", the team's training facilities have been closed to all players on the club's active roster, effective immediately, and will remain so until further notice. Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood, who went into the league's protocols on January 24, was removed from the protocols after 12 days.

Among the other newcomers on the National Hockey League list: New York Rangers forward Kaapo Kakko.

The NHL has postponed a number of games recently as a result of numerous players being put on the COVID Protocol List.

Members of the coaching staff and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo were on the COVID-19 protocol list. Original date in parentheses.

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