Sabres next game with Boston Bruins postponed due to COVID

Mar 19, 2021

The NHL is postponing the Buffalo Sabres next game against the Boston Bruins Saturday afternoon, as five of the Bruins players have now entered the NHL’s COVID protocols.

  

The Buffalo Sabres last played the Bruins Thursday night at KeyBank Center, losing 4-1 and extending their losing streak to 13 games.

But before players took to the ice, Bruin forward Sean Kuraly entered the NHL’s COVID Protocols.

At the time, the NHL deemed it safe for both teams to play. Now, pending on test results over the next few days, the Bruins won’t be allowed in their own facilities until Wednesday at the earliest.

The Sabres missed a few weeks of play earlier this year when seven players and recently fired head coach Ralph Krueger tested positive for COVID-19.

The Sabres next scheduled game is Monday night in New York against the Rangers at 7 p.m.

There are also reports the Sabres are trading goalie Jonas Johansson. The 25-year-old was the Sabres' third round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft and played 13 games in the last two seasons, compiling a record of 1-8-2 with a .888 save percentage.