Report: NHL to Postpone Both Playoff Games Scheduled for Thursday

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By WGR 550 SportsRadio

Wednesday was a historical day in the sporting landscape as players and teams around the NBA, WNBA, MLS and MLB elected to sit out and boycott playing games as a stance against racial injustice in the United States.

However, one league that continued to play and only made notice of Wednesday's movement with a very brief "Moment of Reflection" was the National Hockey League.

As a result of the NHL's lack of action on the matter, the Hockey Diversity Alliance, headed by San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane and former NHL forward Akim Aliu, made a call to the league to suspend the two scheduled playoff games on Thursday night.

Now, according to multiple reports, the NHL is leaning towards canceling both playoff games on Thursday in Edmonton and Toronto.

While no official announcement has been made as of yet, the players, coaching staff and management are reportedly being notified to prepare for the cancellation of Thursday's games.

The two games that will be canceled on Thursday includes the Game 3 matchup between the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers in Toronto, as well as the Vancouver Canucks and Vegas Golden Knights in Edmonton. It is not yet known when the NHL will reschedule those games.

The league has just two games on the docket for Friday night, so a possible solution for the league may be to add those two games to the schedule to be played in the afternoon.

Stay tuned for the latest on this developing story ...

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