By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Blackhawks’ game against the Dallas Stars on Thursday will be postponed, as the NHL and the players’ union have agreed to take a holiday break and also with COVID-19 cases disrupting games.

With no games scheduled for Wednesday because of COVID-19 postponements, the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association will be postponing all games from Thursday through Christmas Day Saturday.

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Players will return on Sunday, Dec. 26, which will be a day for COVID-19 testing, practice, and travel only. No one may enter a facility for anything other than testing purposes until they have a negative test result.

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Any practice scheduled for Sunday must begin after 2 p.m. local time. The regular-season schedule will resume on Monday, Dec. 27.

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For the Blackhawks’ own part, they have placed defenseman Calvin de Haan on the NHL’s COVID list.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff