Wild-Panthers

Nov 20, 2021; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Minnesota Wild left wing Kevin Fiala (22) shoots the puck ahead of Florida Panthers defenseman Kevin Connauton (44) during second period of the game at FLA Live Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The matchup between the Minnesota Wild and Florida Panthers, scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, has been postponed due to COVID-19.

A makeup date for the game has yet to be announced.

Seven Florida players missed the Panthers’ 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday while in COVID protocols: forwards Sam Bennett, Ryan Lomberg, Carter Verhaeghe Frank Vatrano as well as defensemen Aaron Ekblad, Radko Gudas and Brandon Montour.

The Panthers’ next three games were postponed by the NHL, which also put games on hold for the Calgary Flames and the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.

It marks the Wild’s second game postponed due to the coronavirus in the past week. On Tuesday, a contest between Minnesota and Carolina was called off after six Hurricanes players were placed in protocol.

Minnesota, which lost 3-2 to Buffalo in a shootout Thursday night, will move on to a road tilt against Dallas at 7:30 p.m. Monday to try to snap its three-game losing streak.

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