There is a massive winter storm projected to hit the east coast this weekend, and because of the timing, the NHL has decided to reschedule some games. Because the holiday break is happening, the league can’t afford to have players stranded in a road city, unable to get home for Christmas.
The following NHL games have been rescheduled:
- Tampa Bay at Buffalo, December 23 –> March 4
- Detroit at Ottawa, December 23 –> February 27
The AHL has also postponed some games:
- Cleveland at Grand Rapids December 23 –> January 4
- Syracuse at Rochester December 23 –> TBA
Players will get a little bit longer break during the holidays, though the rescheduled matches now compress the second half schedule even more. For a club like Ottawa, which is waiting on several key players to return from injury, the delay is likely a welcome one.
This list will be updated if any further games are rescheduled.