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Sunday’s Seattle Kraken game vs Toronto Maple Leafs postponed

Dec 18, 2021, 12:11 PM | Updated: 12:39 pm
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Jordan Eberle, Marcus Johansson and Joonas Donskoi of the Seattle Kraken talk in a Dec. 6 game. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

The first meeting between the Seattle Kraken and Toronto Maple Leafs will have to wait.

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Sunday’s game between the Kraken and Maple Leafs at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena has been postponed due to multiple Toronto players entering COVID-19 protocol in recent days, leaving its roster depleted.

The announcement of the postponement was made late Saturday morning. A new date and time for the game has yet to be determined.

This is the second Seattle Kraken game in as many days to be postponed due to roster problems related to COVID-19 protocol. The Calgary Flames roster is also depleted, leading to the NHL postponing Tuesday’s scheduled game between the Kraken and Flames in Calgary to a date still to be determined.

The Kraken are still set to play a home game at 7 p.m. Saturday night against the Edmonton Oilers. They will then play Tuesday against Arizona, but their Monday, Dec. 27 game against the Canucks in Vancouver could also be at risk of postponement due to the Canucks’ current COVID protocol status. See the Kraken’s entire schedule here.

The Seattle Kraken are currently 10-16-3 for 23 points in their inaugural NHL season, sitting in last place in the Pacific Division. They are seven points behind Vancouver (14-15-2, 30 points), the closest team to them in the division standings.

COVID-related postponements have hit three Seattle-based teams in recent weeks, beginning with the UW Huskies men’s basketball team, who are set to play Saturday against Seattle U for its first game in 21 games. The Seattle Seahawks also had their game against the Los Angeles Rams moved from Sunday to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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