NHL calls off Thursday and Friday playoff games in social justice protest

by Adam Ford · Aug 27th, 2020 7:03 pm

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Last Updated Oct 14th, 2020 at 9:32 am

Following a similar move by the NBA, the NHL announced Thursday that it will postpone all of Thursday and Friday's playoff games in a show of protest on behalf of the cause of social justice.

The league released the following statement:

Evander Kane of the The San Jose Sharks released a statement on behalf of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, saying, "We strongly feel this sends a clear message that human rights take priority over sports":


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