The sport between the Oilers and Montreal Canadiens will begin an hour later than scheduled Thursday after an Edmonton participant was positioned within the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

The league says the sport will now begin at eight p.m. ET to permit extra time for evaluation and completion of Oilers check outcomes.

The NHL has postponed 35 video games this season, however the seven Canadian groups within the North Division have but to see their schedule interrupted.

Thursday’s recreation is scheduled to cap a four-game street swing for the Oilers, who had been in Calgary on Saturday and Ottawa on Monday and Tuesday.

A participant within the protocol doesn’t essentially have COVID-19.

Gamers can go within the protocol for unconfirmed assessments, or if they’re deemed an in depth contact of somebody who has examined optimistic.

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