BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Bruins game in Montreal Saturday night has been postponed because of COVID-19.
The National Hockey League made the announcement on Friday. The league has yet to establish a make-up date for the game.
This comes amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in Canada, especially in Quebec. The Montreal Canadiens played Thursday night to an empty arena after Quebec Premier François Legault clamped down on virus protocols.
“The capacity of stores, bars, and restaurants will be reduced by half. We’ll also reduce the capacity of places of worship by half," Legault said.
Massachusetts and the United States are also dealing with a surge in coronavirus infections, particularly with the emergence of the Omicron variant.
Meanwhile, the Bruins have also been experiencing COVID problems of their own. Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Craig Smith, Jeremy Swayman, Anton Blidh, and Trent Frederic were all placed in NHL COVID-19 protocol this week.
WBZ NewsRadio's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports