NHL Pausing Season Earlier Than Expected to Resolve COVID-19 Issues


December 20, 2021

With postponements stacking up, the NHL has decided to enter their holiday break a day early. Elliotte Friedman broke the news, stating that the league will be shuttered on Wednesday through Christmas day, with players reporting back a day earlier than expected to facilitate COVID-19 testing.

The league had previously postponed all games requiring cross-border travel, but that didn’t preclude American-based teams from dealing with cancelations. Four of five games were postponed on Monday, with eight of 10 games on Tuesday needing to be re-scheduled.

That leaves just two games tomorrow. The Philadelphia Flyers host the Washington Capitals in a Metropolitan Division game. The reigning Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning travel for an inter-conference battle with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Keep your eyes on FanDuel Sportsbook for a line on both games. It’s also a good time to reconsider our portfolios in the futures market, with conference, division, player, and Stanley Cup futures available for wagering.

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