Well, I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. You may have heard that 20 Massachusetts cities are now at high risk for the coronavirus and that COVID cases are on the rise again in the Berkshires. And now...this.

The NHL has officially announced that the next few Boston Bruins games have been postponed due to COVID concerns.

Earlier today, the National Hockey League announced that, as a result of four additional Boston Bruins Players entering the NHL’s COVID Protocols today, the team’s games tomorrow against the Buffalo Sabres and Tuesday versus the New York Islanders will be postponed.

At least one of the Bruins' players is forward Sean Kuraly. The names of the other players will be released soon.

Even more disappointing for Bruins' fans is that next Tuesday’s game against the Islanders was set to be the first with fans inside TD Garden in Boston.

According to the press release from the National Hockey League, pending test results in the coming days, it is expected that the Bruins will be able to re-open their facilities for practice on Wednesday, March 24. The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s, and Club’s medical groups.

The Bruins’ organization has, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of its players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, local, state and national agencies.

Obviously, the health of the players is of the utmost concern, so we wish everyone well while we patiently wait for the Bruins' return to the ice. Somebody should try to explain to the coronavirus that there's one thing you should always remember: Don't Poke The Bear!

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