Sabres season paused as two players enter COVID protocol

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Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) carries the puck past New Jersey Devils forward Yegor Sharangovich (17) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Two Sabres players have entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol, postponing Buffalo’s games through Feb. 8 and closing the team’s facility.

The Sabres played the New Jersey Devils twice this weekend. The Devils are currently dealing with an outbreak of their own and have 14 players on their COVID list. New Jersey is also under a week long pause from games.

New Jersey came to Buffalo with four players already on the list and had another added between the games Saturday and Sunday. Both games were still played.

According to John Vogl from The Athletic, the Sabres are unhappy that the contests were allowed to happen.

Taylor Hall and Rasmus Ristolainen are the players in the protocol for the Sabres. As with NFL, Covid protocols, being on the list does not necessarily indicate a player that tested positive.

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