Skip to main content

For the second time in a week the Minnesota Wild will not take the ice as planned due to an opponent dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. 

Minnesota's game against Carolina on Tuesday was postponed due to the Hurricanes' outbreak, and now Saturday's game against the Florida Panthers is postponed because of Florida's COVID-19 issues. 

Florida has five players in the NHL's COVID protocols and the NHL has taken big steps to try and stop the spread of the virus from worsening in the NHL.

On Friday, the league announced that all Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche games will be postponed through at least Dec. 26, while all Calgary Flames games are off through at least Dec. 23. 

The Wild only play one of the three (Florida) between now and when teams return from the Christmas break. Minnesota will play at Dallas on Monday and then host Detroit next Thursday before the three-day Christmas pause. 

Earlier Friday the NHL also announced that Saturday's game between the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins is postponed due to Boston's COVID issues. 

COVID-19 outbreaks are currently causing enormous scheduling issues in the NHL and NBA. Also on Friday, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced that Anthony Edwards and Taurean Prince have been placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols for COVID-19 and will not play Friday night against the Lakers. 

Next Up


What does the future hold for the Vikings at linebacker?

Anthony Barr is hitting free agency, and Eric Kendricks is approaching age 30

vehicle car

String of vehicle thefts in St. Paul, most left running unattended

The department is urging people not to leave their car running unattended.

kid hospital doctor

Child COVID hospitalizations reach pandemic-high in northern MN

As omicron surges, more kids are ending up in the hospital.

ice fishing close unsplash

'It's disgusting': Anglers dumping sewage on to popular ice fishing lake

A local CO told Bring Me The News it's people in newer, RV-style wheel houses.

Alejandro Rios and Michael Steward

Reward offered for information on 2021 double fatal shooting in St. Paul

It's been a year since Alejandro Rios and Michael Stewart were found dead on the sidewalk.

Peyton Manning John Randle Twitter

What was Peyton Manning doing in Minnesota?

It's apparently for an upcoming episode of his TV show, "Peyton's Place."

covid-19, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 25

The test positivity rate has dropped for the first time since before Christmas.

liz collin wcco youtube screengrab

Liz Collin reveals she is leaving WCCO

"Thank you for trusting me to tell your stories," she wrote in Tuesday's announcement.

jimmy john's rochester antimask rant guy

Video: Man harasses Jimmy John's workers, wishes death on them over mask mandate

"When are you going to start using that brain inside of your head," the man asks.


Kevin Fiala, Jordan Greenway

Wild-Carolina postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Carolina has had multiple players enter the NHL COVID-19 protocol.

Kirill Kaprizov

Another Minnesota Wild game postponed due to COVID-19

The number of teams dealing with COViD outbreaks is rising fast in the NHL.

Matt Dumba

More games postponed as COVID-19 is 'creeping' through MN Wild

Not a good situation for the Wild as they have already had 4 games postponed.

Vincent Trocheck

Reports: Wild intrigued by Panthers center Vincent Trocheck

The NHL trade deadline is next Monday, Feb. 24.

Xcel Energy Center

NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements

The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.


Wild return from COVID shutdown, expect to play Tuesday

A step in the right direction for the Wild.

Kevin Fiala / Minnesota Wild

5 ways the Minnesota Wild can get even better

Despite three straight losses, the Wild enter play Friday atop the Western Conference standings.

Matt Dumba

Wild's Matt Dumba calls on NHL to postpone games

Dumba said he was "disheartened" that the NHL didn't postpone playoff games Wednesday.