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The National Hockey League became the first major North American sport on Monday Federation With the league calling off the competition until at least Saturday, the Ottawa Senators have to announce that it will change its schedule due to the COVID outbreak on one of its teams.

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The league said in a statement that the “continued spread” has resulted in the 10 Senators’ players being placed in the NHL’s “Covid Protocol” — nearly half of the team’s active roster — ineligible to play.

Three games will be postponed: the Senators’ Tuesday match at the New Jersey Devils, Thursday’s game at home against the Nashville Predators and Saturday’s home game against the New York Rangers.

According to the NHL, the Senators’ training facilities have been closed and “will remain closed to players until further notice”.

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