There have been plenty of postponements throughout the NHL this season due to COVID. However, Friday’s announcement that Saturday’s contest between the Kraken and the Islanders will not be played as scheduled is not the next on that list. Instead, a weather-related state of emergency in New York is the reason why this game won’t be played.
The Isles were set to begin the first half of a back-to-back set with both games at home. Sunday’s contest against Minnesota hasn’t been affected at this time. As for Seattle, they were set to play both New York teams in matinees this weekend and are next set to play against the Rangers, barring a weather-related postponement for that one as well.
Both teams will have a slightly shorter All-Star break as a result of Saturday’s postponement. The game has been rescheduled for February 2nd, meaning both teams will be playing on the back half of a back-to-back at that time while they won’t resume play after that contest until one week later.