Mathew Barzal
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The Islanders have a COVID problem.

The New York Islanders don’t have enough players to ice a roster right now because of COVID issues, so the NHL has now stepped in.

On Saturday afternoon the NHL announced that the Islanders’ games until Tuesday, Nov. 30 have been postponed. The Islanders currently have eight players unavailable because of COVID protocol.

We’ll find out how long the postponement lasts and when the games are re-slotted on the schedule at a later time.

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Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.