NHL postpones San Jose-Vegas game after Sharks player enters COVID protocol

The NHL logo is seen on a goal. (Mark Humphrey/CP/AP)

NEW YORK -- San Jose's game against the visiting Vegas Golden Knights scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed after a Sharks player entered the NHL's COVID protocol.

It's the 36th NHL game this season to be postponed for virus-related issues and 40th counting the Texas snowstorm that affected Dallas.

The Sharks' facilities have been closed. The team cancelled practice Wednesday but said that decision and the postponement "was made out of an abundance of caution."

The NHL had a season-low eight players on its COVID protocol list on Tuesday, five of them from Philadelphia. That's down from a season-high of 59 just 11 days ago.

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