The NHL postponed the Detroit Red Wings’ Friday road game against the Ottawa Senators out of concern over a pending snowstorm. The game is now Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
According to weather.com, there is a 98% chance of snow in Ottawa Friday night and all day on Christmas Eve. The players, per the collective bargaining agreement, are supposed to begin their Christmas holiday Saturday.
The timing is ideal for the Red Wings. They are coming off one of their best performances, a 7-4 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
A winter storm is supposed to also hit Detroit. The entire midwest seems be preparing for a blast of winter weather. On Wednesday, the NHL cancelled the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Friday game in Buffalo for the same reason.
The Red Wings’ next game will now be next Wednesday at Pittsburgh. Their next home game is New Year’s Eve against the Senators.
The American Hockey League postponed the Grand Rapids Griffins’ home game against the Cleveland Monsters scheduled for Friday, Dec. 23 at Van Andel Arena. The game is now Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. due to the severe winter storm affecting the Midwest. All tickets for Friday’s game will be valid for the new Jan. 4 date.
The Griffins will play a road game tonight at 8 p.m. ET against the Chicago Wolves.
Following tonight’s 8 p.m. EST road game against the Chicago Wolves and the AHL’s Holiday Break, the Griffins will return to action next Wednesday, Dec. 28 when they travel to Rockford to face the IceHogs at 8 p.m. EST. Their next next home game is on New Year’s Eve against the Milwaukee Admirals pay a 6 p.m. visit.