Connect with us

Sports

NHL announces changes to Canadiens schedule – Montreal Gazette

Published

 on


Habs will now return to play Tuesday night at Bell Centre vs. Edmonton and finish the season on May 11 against the Oilers.

Article content

The NHL announced changes to the schedule on Sunday evening after the Canadiens had four games postponed because of COVID-19 protocols.

The Canadiens’ Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Joel Armia were placed on the NHL’s COVID Protocol Related Absences list last Monday and GM Marc Bergevin later confirmed that one of the two players had tested positive for a variant of the coronavirus, while the second had close contact. The Canadiens were supposed to play the Edmonton Oilers Monday, Wednesday and Friday, followed by a game against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, all at the Bell Centre. Those games were all postponed.

Advertisement

Story continues below

This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.

Article content

The Canadiens were originally scheduled to return to action Tuesday night in Ottawa against the Senators. Instead, the Canadiens will now play the Oilers Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens will then play the Senators in Ottawa on Thursday and again Saturday at the Bell Centre.

The Canadiens were originally scheduled to finish the season on May 8 in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. The new schedule has the Canadiens finishing the season on May 11 at the Bell Centre against the Oilers.

The Canadiens have a 14-8-9 record and are in fourth place in the North Division. They will now play their final 25 games in this condensed 56-game NHL season over a 43-day span. They will play 17 games in 30 days in April.

Advertisement

Story continues below

This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.

Article content

When the NHL released its updated COVID-related absences list on Sunday afternoon, Kotkaniemi and Armia were joined by Eric Staal. The reason Staal was added to the list is because he has a mandatory seven-day COVID-19 quarantine after arriving in Montreal on Saturday. The Canadiens acquired the veteran centre from the Buffalo Sabres in a trade on Friday.

The Canadiens players and staff continue to be tested daily for COVID-19.

The Canadiens are planning to practise Monday at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard two hours after getting the results from their morning COVID-19 tests. The team expects to get those results between 2 and 3 p.m.

scowan@postmedia.com

twitter.com/StuCowan1

  1. Eric Staal #12 of the Buffalo Sabres skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 16, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey.

    Stu Cowan: Eric Staal excited about getting fresh start with Canadiens


  2. Quarantine will allow Canadiens’ Eric Staal to give his body a rest

Comments

Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Sports

Maple Leafs' goalie Petr Mrazek exits with groin injury vs. Senators – The Athletic

Published

 on


Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Petr Mrazek exited after the second period of a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday with what the team called a groin injury. The team had no further update on his status after the game.

Mrazek went down awkwardly on the final shot of the period from Ottawa’s Victor Mete, then hobbled down the tunnel at the end of the period. Mrazek made 26 saves but allowed three first-period goals. Jack Campbell came on for the Leafs in goal to start the third period.

Mrazek, 29, was making his debut with the Leafs after signing a three-year deal in the offseason.

(Photo: Chris Tanouye / Getty Images)

Adblock test (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Sports

Umpire's 'Blown' Check-Swing Call Ends Epic Dodgers-Giants Series And Stuns Fans – Yahoo

Published

 on


Of course the epic National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants would finish in controversy.

The Giants’ Wilmer Flores struck out on what many believed was a blown check-swing call by first base umpire Gabe Morales. The out preserved the Dodgers’ 2-1 victory in Game 5 on Thursday, allowing the team to advance to the National League Championship Series against Atlanta.

The chances of a Giants rally appeared dim at the time. The count was 0-2, there were two outs, a runner on first, and three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer was pitching. Not to mention that Flores had never gotten a hit off Scherzer before, the San Francisco Chronicle noted.

But the anticlimactic ending to the momentous playoff clash between the historic rivals angered fans. Reporters and Major Leaguers, including the New York Mets’ Kevin Pillar (a former Giant), chimed in, too.

Check out the reactions of what some called “the check swing heard round the world.”

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

Related…

Adblock test (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Sports

Cardinals acquire Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz from Eagles – Sportsnet.ca

Published

 on


The undefeated Arizona Cardinals have added another weapon to their arsenal.

The Cardinals, who are the only 5-0 team in the NFL, acquired three-time Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz from the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday for cornerback Tay Gowan and a 2022 fifth-round draft pick.

Ertz played with the Eagles since they selected him in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He set an NFL record for most receptions by a tight end in a single season with 116 catches and also had a career-high 1,163 yards during the 2018 season. Ertz, who was selected to the Pro Bowl three consecutive years from 2017-19, caught the game-winning touchdown during Super Bowl LII to help the Eagles defeat the New England Patriots 41-33 and capture their first Super Bowl.

“Zach Ertz built a special legacy in Philadelphia,” Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. “Talented, tough, and passionate, he helped to establish our team’s culture and played a vital role in our success over the years.

“Zach created so many memories that will live on forever, from setting numerous franchise and league records, to reaching across the end zone for the game-winning touchdown in our first-ever Super Bowl championship. He will always be a member of the Eagles family, not only because of what he accomplished on the field, but also because of the wonderful person, dedicated leader, and exemplary role model that he was for nine seasons in Philadelphia. We wish Zach and Julie nothing but the best.”

The 30-year-old Ertz has 18 receptions for 189 yards and two touchdowns in six games this season. Philadelphia lost 28-22 Thursday night to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Ertz hauling in a touchdown catch.

The Cardinals play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Adblock test (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Trending