Eric Staal battles New Jersey’s Pavel Zach on Sunday. ©2021, Micheline Veluvolu

NHL reschedules 12 Sabres games; Thursday’s contest still on

Thursday’s home game against the Washington Capitals wasn’t among 12 changes the NHL announced to the Buffalo Sabres’ schedule this morning.

On Tuesday, the NHL postponed four Sabres games through Monday. Sabres coach Ralph Krueger tested positive for COVID-19 this week and five players have been added to the league’s COVID-19 protocol-related absences list.

The Sabres’ training facilities are closed until further notice.

Here are the rescheduled games and dates:

– The Feb. 2 road game against the New York Islanders has been moved to Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.

– The Feb. 4 road game against the Islanders has been moved to March 4 at 7 p.m.

– The Feb. 6 road game against the Boston Bruins has been moved to March 27 at 1 p.m.

– The Feb. 8 road game against the Bruins has been moved to April 13 at 7 p.m.

– The Feb. 22 road game against the New Jersey Devils has been moved to Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.

– The Feb. 26 home game against the Philadelphia Flyers has been moved to Feb. 27 at 1 p.m.

– The March 5 road game against the Islanders has been moved to March 6 at 1 p.m.

– The March 26 road game against the Pittsburgh Penguins has been moved to March 26 at 7 p.m.

– The March 30 home game against the Flyers has been moved to March 31 at 7:30 p.m.

– The April 9 home game against the Devils has been moved to Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

– The April 13 road game against the Capitals has been moved to Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

– The April 19 home game against the Penguins has been moved to April 18 at 3 p.m.

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