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December 23 Kraken/Flames game postponed due to COVID

Flames with 19 players and counting in Covid protocol

Calgary Flames v Seattle Kraken Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images

The NHL announced the December 23rd game between the Kraken and the Flames will be postponed due to COVID-19 outbreaks and the concerning explosion in cases of the omicron variant. No makeup date has been announced.

All games between Friday, December 17 and Thursday, December 23 have been postponed for the Calgary Flames, the Colorado Avalanche, and the Florida Panthers. Calgary’s last three games have also been postponed due to COVID-19.

The Islanders and Senators also have had postponed games due to COVID-19.

There is no word on a league-wide shutdown for the time being.

This is a throwback to 2020 we could all do without.