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.
There will be three outdoor games during the 2021-22 NHL season: Winter Classic in Minnesota, Stadium Series in Nashville and a Heritage Classic game at TBD in Canada.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 28, 2021
Bettman did say the league will schedule an outdoor game in Raleigh, but did not give a date.
Carolina was supposed to host a Stadium Series game, but it was canceled due to the pandemic. "We were very much looking forward to having an outdoor game in Carolina, and we will schedule another one at some point," Bettman said.— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) June 28, 2021
However, Michael Russo of The Athletic reported that the Hurricanes deferred the game to the 2022-23 season.