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NHL reschedules ‘Canes-Sabres game for final day of Olympic break

Jan 9, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

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After canceling Tuesday’s Carolina-Buffalo game due to “hazardous weather conditions,” the NHL has rescheduled said game for Feb. 25 — which was supposed to be the final day of the league’s Olympic break.

From the NHL:

The postponed game between the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes from Tuesday night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. Face-off will be at 7 p.m., ET.

The game will be played on the final day of the 17-day break in the regular-season schedule (Feb. 9-25) allowing 150 of the NHL’s top players to participate in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The appropriate date for the rescheduled game was identified in consultation with the two participating Clubs and the NHL Players’ Association.

Broadcast information for the game, NHL Game No. 647, will be announced when available.

The gold medal game in Sochi is scheduled to be played on Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. local time (7 a.m. ET).

Carolina has three players going to the Olympics — Tuomo Ruutu (Finland), Andrej Sekera (Slovakia) and Justin Faulk (USA), while Buffalo has five: Ryan Miller (USA), Henrik Tallinder and Jhonas Enroth (Sweden) and Zemgus Girgensons and head coach Ted Nolan (Latvia).

  1. lonespeed - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    I suppose it’s convenient Eric Staal, Jeff Skinner, John Scott and Alexander Semen all got snubbed by their countries.

    But hey, Ryan Miller and Justin Faulk will be the first NHL players to show-off their gold medals. It will be cool to see the opposing team give a standing ovation to Faulk. They’ll finally have something to cheer about.

  2. stepanup - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Hopefully Miller and Faulk are exhausted and still on cloud-9 for that one.

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