Fifth Detroit Red Wings game this season postponed; Jan. 18 at Flyers to be rescheduled

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The Detroit Red Wings had their Jan. 18 game at Philadelphia postponed by the NHL Tuesday.

It is the fifth game the Wings have had postponed because of COVID-19. The NHL is tasked with rescheduling around 100 games that have been postponed because of the pandemic.

Now on Jan. 18, instead of the Flyers hosting the Wings, they will host the Islanders, whose visit was originally for Nov. 30.

The Wings also have had the following games postponed: Dec. 20 at home against the Colorado Avalanche, Dec. 23 at the Minnesota Wild, Dec. 27 at the New York Rangers and Dec. 29 at the New York Islanders.

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COVID hit the Wings so hard in December they shut down the 20th, ahead of the scheduled Christmas break. Their last player in protocol, defenseman Nick Leddy, was removed Monday. 

The league also postponed the Islanders’ originally scheduled Jan. 18 game at home against Columbus and moved New York’s Jan. 22 game in Toronto to April 17. Also, the NHL has moved the Islanders-Maple Leafs game that was scheduled for April 17 in New York to Jan. 22.

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