The Gala River Arena in Glendale what was going to be the season home opener site for the San Jose Sharks for Feb 1 and 3 has been postponed due to Covid 19 protocols issues from the Vegas Knights who were supposed to be the Sharks opponents for the two game series (Arizona Sports file photo)
On the NHL podcast with Matt:
#1 The Vegas Golden Knights and the San Jose Sharks series has been postponed for Feb 1 and 3 due to the Knight head coach Peter DeBoer; assistants Ryan Craig, Ryan McGill and Steve Spott; goaltending coach Mike Rosati; and video coach Tommy Cruz due to Covid-19 protocols.
#2 The Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon and AHL Henderson coaching staff assisted McCrimmon on Tuesday against the St Louis Blues in a game that turned into a 5-4 shootout loss for the Knights without their first string coaching staff.
#3 The Knights Alex Pietrangelo and another member of the Knight coaching staff also entered quarantine for Covid-19 protocols.
#4 Matt this was supposed to be a home away from home series for the Sharks opening up their season home opener in Glendale after such a long road trip while it’s awkward the Sharks were looking forward to playing the series but will really have a home opener in San Jose now against the Anaheim Ducks after they finish road games in Anaheim and Los Angeles.
#5 In other NHL news I wanted to see if you could give us an update on Los Angeles Kings defenceman Matt Roy who was pushed into the boards after chasing down a puck with the Minnesota Wild’s Kevin Fiala right behind Roy during Thu Jan 28th’s game in LA. Roy went down after his head hit the boards with such force. Consequently Fiala was fined over $77,000 and suspended without pay for three games.
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