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NHL postpones first in-season game over Covid-19 concerns, Hurricanes vs. Predators pushed back

Carolina and Nashville won’t play Tuesday night due to concerns surrounding Covid-19.

Carolina Hurricanes right wing Sebastian Aho is congratulated by teammates after a goal during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: The NHL announced the postponement. No make-up date has yet been set.

The game Tuesday night between the Carolina Hurricanes and Nashville Predators has been postponed due to concerns surrounding Covid-19, TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported. This is due to a Covid-19 situation with the Hurricanes, per LeBrun. This would be the first game the NHL has to postpone this season due to health and safety protocols. Be sure to adjust your lineups for players on the ‘Canes and Preds.

The Hurricanes and Preds were set to finish up a two-game set. The Canes defeated the Preds on Monday night, 4-2. Andrei Svechnikov, Vincent Trocheck and Sebastian Aho all registered two points while goalie James Reimer made 31 saves in the victory. That moved the Hurricanes to 2-1-0 on the season, dropping the Preds to the same record in the Central Division.

The NHL had to postpone Dallas Stars games in advance of the season due to Covid-19 concerns. This is the first game that has been postponed in-season. It’s unclear which players have been affected by the outbreak and contact tracing.