The matches of CSKA Moscow in the regular season of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) against SKA St. Petersburg and Sochi have been canceled due to COVID-19 cases in the team. On Saturday, January 8, the press service of the KHL reported.
CSKA was supposed to play against the St. Petersburg club on a visit on January 9, with Sochi on January 11, writes Sport-Express.
The decision to cancel the matches was made due to 17 cases of COVID-19 among CSKA representatives. The decision on the possibility of holding matches on other dates will be made later.
CSKA is third in the Western Conference standings with 63 points in 47 games. The next match the Moscow club should play on January 15 at home against the capital “Spartak”.
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