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Three Oilers home games in January have been postponed

Eight more games in Canada have been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, the NHL announced on Friday.

Among them are four Oilers games, three of which are at home. The games against the Islanders, Wild, and Golden Knights in Edmonton will be played at a later date, along with the game between the Oilers and Jets in Winnipeg.

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The Oilers are currently in the midst of a six-game road trip and they have two games in Canada on the horizon (one in Toronto and one at home against the Senators) that could also get postponed. If that’s the case, Edmonton could be looking at an extended period of time without games in mid-January.

All seven Canadian teams have now had games postponed due to Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions which force buildings to operate at a reduced capacity. The NHL has stated that these games will be rescheduled for later in the season when these restrictions have been lifted.