The NHL announced schedule changes for four
Sharks games on Tuesday. Three of the games were originally scheduled for last
December, but were postponed as a result of the COVID restrictions that were
implemented by the Canadian Government in response to the Omnicron variant.
The Sharks will eliminate a back-to-back game in April versus Vegas,
moving that game to the schedule gap in February which was created when the NHL
backed out of the Winter Olympics.
The revised schedule is as follows:
||EDMONTON OILERS (was
||VANCOUVER CANUCKS (was
||VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS (was
||@ Anaheim Ducks (was
The change means the Sharks will play 6 of
the 8 games scheduled for February at home. They also receive a little relief
from a heavy schedule in April, which originally had them playing 16 games in
the month. That is reduced by one game.
It's likely the Sharks would have preferred to have
ore April games moved to Febraury, as the 8 game schedule will force them to
keep everyone in game shape over the 28 day period. It does provide an
opportunity for the Sharks to get healthy with the light load. They currently
have five players out due to a variety of malidies.