In Case You Missed It
- The NHL and NHLPA released a statement about continuing play, which also included a note that they were canceling cross-border games until after Christmas.
The @NHLPA and @NHL have agreed to continue the 2021-22 regular-season schedule, with details of that agreement outlined at the link below and in this thread.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 19, 2021
Details: https://t.co/lEKv4lZovh pic.twitter.com/Qxf8XBE7ni
- They also said they expect to come to a decision about the Olympics soon, though nothing has been determined yet
- With their play paused for the weeks, the Hurricanes did some housekeeping with the roster. Andrew Poturalski, C.J. Smith and Josh Leivo were reassigned to Chicago, shortly joined by Jack Drury who was reassigned after the Ottawa game was pushed back.
- After a scary on-ice incident that sent Dallas’ Tanner Kero off on a stretcher, Kero’s teammate Joe Pavelski got emotional postgame. Chicago’s Brett Connolly was suspended four games for the hit. [Yahoo]
An emotional Joe Pavelski speaking on the Tanner Kero incident. Gave him flashbacks of his scary injury in the 2019 Playoffs. pic.twitter.com/Fr64IPUSaK— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) December 19, 2021