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Winnipeg Jets home games on Jan. 8 and 10 postponed due to COVID-19

Winnipeg Jets fans cheer against the St. Louis Blues during the second period of NHL action in Winnipeg on Sunday December 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Fred Greenslade

The National Hockey League announced the postponement of nine Canadian-based games Tuesday afternoon, three of which include the Winnipeg Jets.

The Jets were scheduled to play in Calgary Friday Night as well as host the Seattle Kraken in a Saturday night clash on Jan. 8, followed by a Monday night battle with the Minnesota Wild on Jan. 10.

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Those three games are being moved to later dates by the league in an effort to have fans in the stands when the puck drops.

Multiple provinces including Manitoba banned spectators at large sporting events until mid-January earlier in the week.

The Montreal Canadiens are most affected by the new postponements, having four games in a six-day stretch shifted to later dates .

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One home game each between Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa is also being postponed.

The NHL says make-up dates for the nine postponed games will be determined in the coming weeks.

The Jets aren’t scheduled to be back in action until Jan. 2 in Las Vegas.

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