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Hurricanes’ Stadium Series game won’t happen in 2021-22

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The Canes’ long-awaited outdoor game will not be played this upcoming season.

Andrew Schnittker

Update: Don Waddell issued the following statement on the Hurricanes’ Stadium Series game:

Ever since it was formally announced in February 2020 that the Hurricanes would host an NHL Stadium Series Game at Carter-Finley Stadium, Canes fans have been highly anticipating the event. It seems they’re going to have to wait a good bit longer.

After the game was postponed from its originally scheduled date of Feb. 20, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was expected that the game would be held during the 2021-22 season instead. This will not be the case.

During a media availability with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly ahead of game one of the Stanley Cup Final, the NHL’s list of events for next year was conspicuously absent.

Bettman did say the league will schedule an outdoor game in Raleigh, but did not give a date.

However, Michael Russo of The Athletic reported that the Hurricanes deferred the game to the 2022-23 season.