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Hurricanes’ games through Jan. 23 postponed, training facilities closed

The Hurricanes will have to further modify their schedule as the team continues to battle COVID issues.

Carolina Hurricanes v Nashville Predators Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

The NHL announced that the Hurricanes’ scheduled home games against the Florida Panthers on Thursday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 23 have been postponed, and that the team’s training facilities have been closed.

The news comes following Jaccob Slavin, Jordan Martinook, Teuvo Teravainen and Warren Foegele joining Jordan Staal on the NHL’s COVID protocol related absence list and the team’s game against Nashville Tuesday being postponed.

The official release from the league follows:

The National Hockey League announced today that as a result of the five Carolina Hurricanes Players currently on the NHL’s COVID Protocol Related Absence List, the team’s games will be postponed at least through Saturday, Jan. 23.

As an appropriate precaution, the team’s training facilities have been closed, effective immediately, and will remain closed for Players until further notice. The League is in the process of reviewing and revising the Hurricanes’ regular season schedule. The Hurricanes organization has, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of its Players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, local, state and national agencies.

The Hurricanes’ next scheduled game is currently set for Tuesday, Jan. 26 against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena. Canes Country will continue to provide updates on the Hurricanes’ schedule as they become available.