Detroit Red Wings' game at Anaheim Ducks postponed hours before start, moved to Sunday

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Detroit Red Wings had already departed Honda Center after their morning skate when they found out they would not be playing Thursday.

Their game against the Anaheim Ducks was moved to 8 p.m. Sunday because of COVID-19 related issues affecting the Ducks. The Wings are scheduled to play the Los Angeles Kings at Crypto.com Arena on Saturday, so the schedule change will set up a back-to-back situation.

It's the sixth game the Wings have had postponed because of the pandemic; all but one have been road games.

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Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring in the first period Jan. 4, 2022 against the San Jose Sharks at Little Caesars Arena.
Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring in the first period Jan. 4, 2022 against the San Jose Sharks at Little Caesars Arena.

Moving it to Sunday at least means the Wings don't have to make a separate trip to California later in the season. They were supposed to have the day off, but now are likely to take Monday off, before concluding the trip Tuesday in San Jose against the Sharks.

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The other games the Wings have had postponed are Dec. 20 at home against the Colorado Avalanche, Dec. 23 at the Minnesota Wild, Dec. 27 at the New York Rangers, Dec. 29 at the New York Islanders, and Jan. 18 at the Philadelphia Flyers. The NHL has not announced makeup dates for any but the Ducks game.

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