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Islanders-Boston game on Tuesday postponed as multiple Bruins enter COVID-19 protocol

Charlie McAvoy of the Bruins defends against Brock

Charlie McAvoy of the Bruins defends against Brock Nelson of the Islanders late in the first period at Nassau Coliseum on March 9. Credit: Jim McIsaac

The Islanders’ game in Boston on Tuesday has been postponed as the Bruins now have five players on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list, the league announced on Friday.

The Bruins’ Jake DeBrusk, David Krejci, David Pastrnak and Craig Smith joined Sean Kuraly on the league’s protocol list on Friday.

The Islanders are still scheduled to play at Boston on Thursday but that game, too, may be in jeopardy. However, the NHL announced the Bruins were expected to be able to re-open their practice facility on Wednesday.

So, for now, the NHL has just postponed two of the Bruins’ games, including Saturday in Buffalo.

The Islanders also had two games against the Sabres postponed on Feb. 2-4 when that team was dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.

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