The league also postponed three more games set for this week — bringing the overall number to 70 — and is bringing back the “taxi squads” that were introduced when it resumed play after the Covid-shortened 2019-20 season.
But the NHL is set to return Tuesday in three cities as the Lon Angeles Kings host the Vegas Golden Knights, the Tampa Bay Lightning face the Montreal Canadiens in Florida and the Arizona Coyotes visit the San Jose Sharks.
This week’s scrapped games are the Chicago Blackhawks-Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday in Canada and home-and-home tilts between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday in Denver and Friday in Texas. Makeup games are Tba.
Meanwhile, in a move aimed at minimizing the need for teams to