(St. Paul, MN) — Wild general manager Bill Guerin met with the media via conference call on Monday morning to update the status of his hockey team. The team is still in limbo as they continue to sit in the NHL’s Covid-19 protocol. As of now, nine players and one staff member have tested positive and Guerin says he fully expects “more cases to pop up.” The N-H-L announced on Monday that two more games will be postponed for Minnesota bringing the total number of games missed to five. “We’ll resume playing hockey when it’s safe to do so,” Guerin said. The Wild last played February 2nd in Colorado.
The N-H-L is postponing seven more games involving the Devils, Sabres, and Wild due to COVID-19. The league announced two Sabres games, three Devils contests, and two Wild games have all been wiped out as the three teams continue to recover from outbreaks. As of Sunday, the Devils had 16 players listed on the COVID-19 report. The Sabres and Wild each had nine on the list. Meanwhile, the Colorado Avalanche are also off the ice until at least Thursday due to COVID-19 issues. So far, the NHL has postponed 33 games since the start of the season.