AP -- The first month of the NHL season has been a bumpy one with eight teams placed on pause, 35 games postponed and 120 players landing on the COVID-19 list since Jan. 13. The tipping point came at the end of January after the Sabres and New Jersey Devils experienced outbreaks following a two-game series in Buffalo.

106.5 The FAN logo
Get our free mobile app

The NHL has twice since upgraded its safety protocols, including the addition of daily game-day testing. Sabres coach Ralph Krueger welcomed the changes made after he spent 10 days battling what he called "moderately severe symptoms."

Ten Greatest Minnesota Wild Players

More From 106.5 The FAN