Senators-Devils rescheduled for Dec. 6

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The Ottawa Senators at New Jersey Devils game originally scheduled for Nov. 16 has been rescheduled for Dec. 6 at Prudential Center in Newark.

The NHL announced on Nov. 15 that three Senators games were being postponed as a result of 10 Ottawa players in NHL COVID-19 protocol. 

The other two games — home against the Nashville Predators on Nov. 18 and home against the New York Rangers on Nov. 20 — have yet to be rescheduled. 

Ottawa (4-10-1) has not played since a 4-0 home loss the Calgary Flames on Nov. 14. The 10 players in protocol that day were forwards Drake Batherson, Austin Watson, Alex Formenton, Dylan Gambrell and Connor Brown, defensemen Nick Holden, Victor Mete, Nikita Zaitsev and Josh Brown, and goalie Matt Murray.

The team’s training facilities have been closed since Nov. 15 and will remain closed for players until further notice.

The Senators next game is scheduled for Monday at the Colorado Avalanche.

Ottawa hasn’t practiced since Nov. 5 but has played five games since then. The Senators lost 5-3 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Nov. 6; lost 3-2 at the Boston Bruins on Nov. 9; lost 2-0 to the Los Angeles Kings on Nov. 11; and defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Nov. 13.

These were the first NHL games postponed this season due to COVID-19 concerns. The NHL had 55 games postponed last season; all were made up as part of a 56-game schedule for each of the 31 teams.

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