Rangers Roundup: Start times for 2021-22 season announced; NHL players could lose pay if not vaccinated; and more

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May 8, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Rangers left wing Alexis Lafrenire (13) celebrates his goal at the bench with defenseman Anthony Bitetto (22) during the third period of their 5-4 win over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL released start times for games on Friday. Included were the game times for the New York Rangers. It is important to note that the schedule may change on participation at the Olympics.

The NHL included a two-week pause from Feb. 7-22 to allow its players to participate in the Olympics. While the break is scheduled, the league, the NHL Players’ Association and the International Ice Hockey Federation still must reach an agreement on issues regarding player participation, which include COVID-19 insurance.

Per the news release, the NHL and the union “will retain full authority to decide not to participate should COVID-19 conditions worsen or otherwise pose a threat to the health and safety of NHL Players, or for any other reason that may warrant such decision.”

New York Rangers start times

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Per the Rangers press release:

The New York Rangers announced start times for their 2021-22 regular season schedule today. The complete schedule is listed below.

NYR Start Times (Press Release)

NHLPA warns players they could lose pay if not vaccinated

The NHLPA had a call with its member to inform them they could lose pay if they contract COVID-19 and are not vaccinated. Loss of pay could also stem if an unvaccinated player is unable to join the team on trips where vaccination would be required to entire that jurisdiction.


NHL Releases start times

For more details on the NHL’s start times plus potential Olympic schedule changes, read here.


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