The NHL announced that it has delayed the return to game action until December 28.
SCHEDULE UPDATE: @NHL delays return to game play by a day; games on Dec. 27 postponed.https://t.co/UX99dQ0tp1 pic.twitter.com/zZRrGjpt7L— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 24, 2021
From the release:
The League had planned to resume its schedule on Dec. 27, but in order to allow the League an adequate opportunity to analyze League-wide testing results and to assess Clubs’ readiness to play, the target date for resumption of game play will be pushed back an additional day. Teams will return to practice on Dec. 26 and it is expected that the League will provide an update on its return to play plans by the end of day on Sunday.
The Vegas Golden Knights were scheduled to take on the Colorado Avalanche at home on December 27, but their next game will now be in Los Angeles vs. the Kings on December 28. This is the second game in a row that has been postponed for the Knights, as they were originally going to face the Kings at home on December 23.
After playing the Kings in LA on the 28th, the Knights are scheduled to play the Anaheim Ducks at home for a New Year’s Eve matinee at 12:00 P.M. PT.