As you may all know by now, the Boston Bruins are the latest team to be sidelined by the dreaded Covid protocol. A couple weeks removed from Charlie Coyle being held out of a game for a false positive via rapid test and just about a week from the same happening to Jake DeBrusk, the Bruins now have several players on the Covid list.
On Thursday morning, Sean Kuraly was the first to placed on the list along with a staff member of the Buffalo Sabres. Morning skate was canceled but the game was on for that evening, a game the Bruins won 4-1. But, things were different by the next morning with 4 additional players testing positive: Jake DeBrusk, David Krejci, David Pastrnak, and Craig Smith. Saturdays game against the Sabres was postponed to a later date. The B’s game against the Islanders at the TD Garden also was cancelled for that evening. It would have been the first game with limited fan attendance in over a year.
The players on the Covid list traveled back to Boston separately from their teammates. All Bruins players are expected to self-quarantine through Tuesday. We should know on Wednesday if Thursday nights game against the Islanders will be on.