About 160 kilometres separates Toronto from Buffalo, N.Y., but when it comes to the NHL and COVID-19, the two cities are even farther apart.
The Buffalo Sabres have seen head coach Ralph Krueger and nine players placed on the NHL’s coronavirus protocol list and the team has been forced to reschedule 12 games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have no players on the protocol list and have had no changes to their schedule.
Krueger, wearing an N95 mask, and defenceman Rasmus Dahlin returned to Buffalo’s practice on Sunday. Forward Taylor Hall was back on the ice Saturday.