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Arizona Coyotes’ Tuesday matchup with Seattle Kraken postponed

Dec 20, 2021, 3:33 PM | Updated: 3:35 pm
Los Angeles Kings forward Rasmus Kupari, left, falls behind Arizona Coyotes forward Loui Eriksson, ...

Los Angeles Kings forward Rasmus Kupari, left, falls behind Arizona Coyotes forward Loui Eriksson, center, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. The Coyotes won 2-1 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Arizona Coyotes’ matchup with the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday is postponed, the league announced Monday.

PHNX Sports’ Craig Morgan first reported the news.

The postponement marks the second straight for the Coyotes after Sunday’s clash with the Canucks was pushed back because of COVID-19 concerns for Vancouver.

Seattle had its third positive COVID-19 test come in for a player since Saturday, per the Seattle Times’ Marisa Ingemi. The Kraken had canceled practice Monday morning. The NHL’s announcement confirmed the postponement was due to COVID-19 concerns for Seattle.

The Coyotes had three players across two days on Dec. 16-17 placed under the league’s COVID-19 protocols: forwards Jay Beagle, Lawson Crouse and Alex Galchenyuk.

The NHL has been proactive with postponing games. As of Monday afternoon, the league has also enacted a pause and shutdown for 10 of its 32 teams over the course of a week. The Coyotes’ next scheduled game is on Dec. 23 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who is not one of those 10 teams.

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