The NHL postponed a fourth Carolina Hurricanes game because of COVID-19 protocols and rescheduled seven games.
The Hurricanes, as of Sunday evening, had six players on the COVID-19 protocol list, meaning an initial positive test, players exhibiting symptoms or quarantining because of potential exposure to someone with a positive test.
Jesper Fast was added to the list on Saturday, joining Warren Foegele, Jordan Martinook, Jaccob Slavin, Jordan Staal and Teuvo Teravainen.
As a result, Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning was postponed.
The games that will be moved (original date in parentheses, all times p.m. ET):
-Carolina at Nashville (Jan. 19) now March 2 at 8.
-Florida at Carolina (Jan. 21) now Feb. 17 at 5.
-Florida at Carolina (Jan. 23) now March 7 at 5.
-Tampa Bay at Carolina (Jan. 26) now Feb. 22 at 7.
-Columbus at Carolina (Feb. 16) now Feb. 15 at 7.
-Florida at Tampa Bay (Feb. 16) now Feb. 15 at 7.
-Carolina at Tampa Bay (Feb. 22) now Feb. 24 at 5.
The NHL earlier rescheduled 10 games because of COVID-19 protocols.
The Dallas Stars had 17 players test positive during training camp, and the team made its season debut Friday after having four games postponed.
The Chicago Blackhawks placed Adam Boqvist and Alex DeBrincat on their COVID protocol list.
The Washington Capitals are without four players — Alex Ovechkin, Evgen Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov and Ilya Samsonov — for at least another two games. The team was fined $100,000 because the players violated protocols by gathering in a hotel room without masks. Washington has gone 1-0-1 in their absence.