Curtis Lazar has played 10 games this season. ©2021, Micheline Veluvolu

Two more Sabres added to COVID-related absences list

The NHL on Saturday added Buffalo Sabres forwards Dylan Cozens and Curtis Lazar to its COVID-19 protocol-related absences list.

Seven Sabres players are now on the COVID-19 list. Wingers Taylor Hall and Tobias Rieder and defensemen Jake McCabe, Brandon Montour and Rasmus Ristolainen were added earlier in the week.

In addition, the Sabres announced Thursday that coach Ralph Krueger, 61, had tested positive for COVID-19 and would enter the NHL’s protocol.

The NHL doesn’t reveal if the players on the absences list have tested positive.

On Tuesday, the NHL postponed all of Buffalo’s games through Monday.

Buffalo’s training facilities are closed until further notice.

The Sabres’ next scheduled game is Thursday against the Washington Capitals at KeyBank Center.

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