NHL postpones Winter Classic, all-star weekend until 2022 due to COVID-19
The NHL logo is seen on a goal at a Nashville Predators practice rink in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 17, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Humphrey
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:24PM EDT
NEW YORK - The NHL has announced that its Winter Classic and all-star weekend will not be held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Winter Classic featuring the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues was scheduled for Jan. 1 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
The Florida Panthers were to host the all-star weekend at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., Jan. 29-30.
The NHL said the announcement does not impact the planned Jan. 1 start date for the upcoming NHL season.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 22, 2020.