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Covid protocols postpone series vs. Canadiens, Oilers will resume action Saturday in Toronto

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The Oilers will not play tonight, or tomorrow, or the day after that. The Canadiens had two players enter Covid-19 protocols prior to yesterday’s game against the Oilers, which postponed Monday’s game. Out of an abundance of caution, the NHL today revealed that all Habs games would be postponed through Sunday, March 28th. Pending no further issue, Montréal will be back in action on Tuesday, March 30th.

No Oilers are on the NHL’s “unable to participate” list, which is good fortune for the club. The Oilers won’t play until Saturday, March 27th when they face the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

With the Oilers idle until Saturday, the Leafs will gain one game in the standings when they take on the Senators on Thursday night. Edmonton and Toronto both are atop the North Division with 42 points, but the Maple Leafs have two games in hand.

It’s unclear at this time when the Oilers will make these games up, as the schedule is already full between now and the proposed end of the regular season in May.