The Philadelphia Flyers opening night opponent, the Pittsburgh Penguins, are the NHLs 2nd team to enter the leagues protocol for covid exposure. Something that could put a halt to the Flyers vs Penguins opening night matchup.
On Saturday, the Penguins canceled their practice due to “possible” exposure to covid. No further details are known to the exact reason, other than Pittsburgh stating a “possible” exposure.
In a statement released to the media, the Penguins noted this move was made “out of an abundance of caution.”
After six Dallas Stars tested positive on Friday, the NHL delayed the start of their season. Something that Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said was made to protect the rest of the NHL & the 2020-2021 season.
But, just to note, the Penguins canceled due to “possible” exposure, not a confirmed exposure. Which, if the exposure comes back negative, the Penguins will resume normal operations. If not, contact tracing will ensue until the NHL confirms no positive cases with the Penguins.
If the Penguins exposure comes back positive, the Flyers vs Penguins opening night game is in jeopardy.