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Saskatoon Blades road trip postponed due to COVID-19

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The Saskatoon Blades’ upcoming road trip to Alberta has been postponed due to COVID-19.

Nine players on the Blades active roster have entered the league’s COVID-19 protocol list, the Western Hockey League (WHL) said in a statement Monday.

This leaves the team unable to ice a complete team.

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Saskatoon was scheduled to play the Medicine Hat Tigers on Tuesday and the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday.

The games will be rescheduled at a later date.

The Blades are still scheduled to play at home against the Brandon Wheat Kings on Friday and Sunday.

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The Wheat Kings along with the Kelowna Rockets were cleared Monday by the league to resume team activities this week.

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New dates for two postponed games between the Blades and the Regina Pats were announced by the WHL on Monday.

The game originally scheduled for Jan. 8 will be played on Feb. 2 in Regina and the Jan. 7 game will be played on Feb. 12 in Saskatoon.

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