The Providence Bruins have gone into shutdown mode as a result of a mounting number of COVID-19 cases, according to several reports. The New England Hockey Journal reports that P-Bruins cases have reached double figures and have resulted in the cancelation of all practices this week.
Speaking to the media ahead of the Boston Bruins' Tuesday night matchup with Detroit, Boston general manager Don Sweeney said the P-Bruins are in a "lockdown situation" and no Providence players will be brought up to Boston right now to help fill the spots on the big club.
"[Providence] had a significant breakout associated with their really difficult travel over the weekend," Sweeney said.
Last week, the Providence Bruins bused to games in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Bridgeport, Connecticut and Wilkes-Barre Scranton, Pennsylvania.
On Wednesday, the American Hockey League announced that the Hartford Wolf Pack postponed its game against the Springfield Thunderbirds due to COVID protocols. The Bridgeport (Conn.) Islanders have also shut down as a result of COVID.
Providence's next scheduled game is Friday night at Hartford. A spokesman for the P-Bruins told The Journal that the team will likely release a statement on the situation on Wednesday.
— Journal Staff
This article originally appeared on The Providence Journal: Providence Bruins go into shutdown because of a breakout of COVID-19